- The definition of a lamp is a device that produces light or a container for such a device.
An example of a lamp is an electric light bulb.
A light bulb is a lamp.
lamp definition by Webster's New World
- a container with a wick for burning oil, alcohol, etc. to produce light or heat: the wick is often enclosed in a glass tube or chimney, to protect the flame
- any of various devices for producing light or heat, as an electric light bulb or a gas jet
- a holder, stand, or base for such a device
- a source of knowledge, wisdom, or spiritual strength
- Old Poet. the sun, moon, a star, etc.
- Slang the eyes
Origin: Middle English lampe ; from Old French ; from Vulgar Latin lampade ; from Classical Latin lampas (gen. lampadis) ; from Classical Greek ; from lampein, to shine ; from Indo-European base an unverified form lap- from source Latvian lāpa, torch
lamp definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A device that generates light, heat, or therapeutic radiation.b. A vessel containing oil or alcohol burned through a wick for illumination.
- A celestial body that gives off or reflects light.
- Something that illumines the mind or soul.
Origin: Middle English lampe, from Old French, from Latin lampas, from Greek, from lampein, to shine.
lamp - Computer Definition
(Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python) The common set of system software and programming languages used in a Linux-based Web server. They are the Linux operating system, Apache Web server software and MySQL database management system (DBMS). Applications are developed in the PHP, Perl and Python programming languages. A LAMP application implies a non-Windows environment. MAMP and xAMP In the Mac world, the Mac OS X operating system replaces Linux, resulting in MAMP: Mac, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python. The acronym xAMP refers to any and all operating systems used with AMP software: X=cross platform, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python. See Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl and Python.
lamp - Medical Definition