The definition of a lamp is a device that produces light or a container for such a device.(noun)
An example of a lamp is an electric light bulb.
See lamp in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME lampe < OFr < VL lampade < L lampas (gen. lampadis) < Gr < lampein, to shine < IE base *lap- > Latvian lāpa, torch
See lamp in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English lampe
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin lampas
Origin: , from Greek
Origin: , from lampein, to shine.
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