AskDefine | Define lamp

Dictionary Definition



1 an artificial source of visible illumination
2 a piece of furniture holding one or more electric light bulbs

User Contributed Dictionary

see LAMP



From lampe, from lampas.


  • /læmp/ /l

Extensive Definition

Lamp may refer to one of the following :
  • An oil lamp, the original use of the term
  • Lamp (fixture), a light fixture (luminaire) such as a table lamp or reading lamp
  • Signal lamp, a device used for communication between ships
  • Fuel burning illumination and signal lamps are described in the Lantern article.
  • Safety lamp or Davy lamp, used in mining
  • LAMP, an acronym with various meanings

Electric lamp

Lamp (electrical component) is a replaceable component that produces light.Such as:

See also


lamp in Bulgarian: Лампа
lamp in Dutch: Lamp
lamp in Russian: Лампа
lamp in Finnish: Lamppu
lamp in Ukrainian: Лампа
lamp in Samogitian: Lėmpa

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Chinese lantern, Finsen light, Moore light, arc light, battery lamp, broadside, candle, candlelight, cresset, dark lantern, electric candle, electric lamp, electric light bulb, electric torch, electric-arc lamp, electric-discharge lamp, eye, filament lamp, fire, flame, flame lamp, flash lamp, flashbulb, flasher, flashgun, flashlight, flood lamp, floodlight, floor lamp, focus lamp, gas lamp, gaslight, glim, head lamp, headlight, high-intensity lamp, illuminant, illuminator, incandescent body, infrared lamp, klieg light, lampion, lamplet, lantern, light, light bulb, light source, limelight, luminant, luminary, magic lantern, magnetite arc lamp, match, mercury lamp, mercury-arc lamp, moderator lamp, moon, navigation light, neon light, neon tube, night light, ocular, oculus, oil lamp, osmium lamp, peeper, photoflash lamp, pilot light, rushlight, safety lamp, searchlight, sidelight, source of light, spot, spotlight, stars, stop light, strobe, strobotron, sun, sun lamp, sun spot, table lamp, taper, torch, winker
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