Meaning of LAMP in English


Pronunciation: ' lamp

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French lampe, from Latin lampas, from Greek, from lampein to shine; akin to Hittite lap- to burn

Date: 13th century

1 a : any of various devices for producing light or sometimes heat: as (1) : a vessel with a wick for burning an inflammable liquid (as oil) to produce light (2) : a glass bulb or tube that emits light produced by electricity (as an incandescent lightbulb or fluorescent lamp) b : a decorative appliance housing a lamp that is usually covered by a shade

2 : a celestial body

3 : a source of intellectual or spiritual illumination

4 : EYE 1A ― usually used in plural

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.