Meaning of LAMP in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈlamp ]


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


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

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