Meaning of LAMP in English


/ læmp; NAmE / noun


a device that uses electricity, oil or gas to produce light :

a table / desk / bicycle, etc. lamp

to switch on / turn off a lamp

a street lamp

—see also fog lamp , hurricane lamp , lava lamp , standard lamp


an electrical device that produces rays of heat and that is used for medical or scientific purposes :

an infra-red / ultraviolet lamp

—see also blowlamp , sunlamp



Middle English : via Old French from late Latin lampada , from Latin lampas , lampad- torch, from Greek .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.