Meaning of LAMP in English

— lampless , adj.

/lamp/ , n.

1. any of various devices furnishing artificial light, as by electricity or gas. Cf. fluorescent lamp, incandescent lamp .

2. a container for an inflammable liquid, as oil, which is burned at a wick as a means of illumination.

3. a source of intellectual or spiritual light: the lamp of learning.

4. any of various devices furnishing heat, ultraviolet, or other radiation: an infrared lamp.

5. a celestial body that gives off light, as the moon or a star.

6. a torch.

7. lamps , Slang. the eyes.

8. smell of the lamp , to give evidence of laborious study or effort: His dissertation smells of the lamp.


9. Slang. to look at; eye.

[ 1150-1200; ME lampe lampada, for L lampas (s. lampad- ) lampás lamp; akin to lámpe torch, lamp, lámpein to shine ]

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