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Definition of "lantern" []

  • An often portable case with transparent or translucent sides for holding and protecting a light. (noun)
  • A decorative casing for a light, often of paper. (noun)
  • A light and its protective or decorative case. (noun)
  • The room at the top of a lighthouse where the light is located. (noun)
  • Obsolete A lighthouse. (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.

Use "lantern" in a sentence
  • "Imagine scouts scouring the woods with a lantern -- with a _lantern_, Renny!"
  • "Ignoring his role and starting with another lantern is just silly."
  • "“Tá álík” = hanging lamps, often in lantern shape with coloured glass and profuse ornamentation; the Maroccan are now familiar to"