- 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.
- 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 of lampMiddle 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
- Any of various devices that generate light and often heat, especially:a. An electric device having a socket for a light bulb, especially a free-standing piece of furniture.b. A device that gives off ultraviolet, infrared, or other radiation, used for therapeutic purposes.c. A light bulb: a spotlight fitted with a metal-halide lamp.d. A vessel containing oil or alcohol burned through a wick.e. A lantern or fixture that gives off light by burning gas, usually by means of a mantle.
- Archaic A celestial body that gives off or reflects light.
Origin of lampMiddle English lampe, from Old French, from Latin lampas, from Greek, from lampein, to shine.
(third-person singular simple present lamps, present participle lamping, simple past and past participle lamped)
From Middle English lampe, from Old French lampe (“lamp, light”), from Latin lampas (“torch, lamp, light”), from Ancient Greek λαμπάς (lampás, “torch, lamp, beacon, light, meteor”), from Proto-Indo-European *lāp- (“to shine”). Cognate with Lithuanian lópė, Welsh llachar (“bright”). Replaced Middle English leohtfet, lihtfat (“lamp, sconce, candlestick”), from Old English lēohtfæt (“lamp, lantern, torch, light”, literally “light-vat, light-vessel”).
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.