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Definition of "lamp" []

  • A device that generates light, heat, or therapeutic radiation. (noun)
  • A vessel containing oil or alcohol burned through a wick for illumination. (noun)
  • A celestial body that gives off or reflects light. (noun)
  • Something that illumines the mind or soul. (noun)
  • Any of a number of devices that produce illumination (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (in combination) (noun)
  • A device for holding one or more electric light bulbs (noun)
  • A vessel in which a liquid fuel is burned to supply illumination (noun)
  • Any of a variety of devices that produce radiation, esp for therapeutic purposes (noun)

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Use "lamp" in a sentence
  • "Designed by British designer Ross Lovegrove for Yamagiwa, the Andromeda lamp is an artificial structure for capturing artificial light."
  • "For those interested this lamp is available now in two different styles (wall-mount or tabletop) for 19,950 yen (about $227) for white and 23,100 yen (about $262) for red from here."
  • "The depiction of a flame in a lamp is also reminiscent of plasma."