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.
Any of various devices that generate light and often heat, especially:
- An electric device having a socket for a light bulb, especially a free-standing piece of furniture.
- A device that gives off ultraviolet, infrared, or other radiation, used for therapeutic purposes.
- A light bulb.A spotlight fitted with a metal-halide lamp.
- A vessel containing oil or alcohol burned through a wick.
- A lantern or fixture that gives off light by burning gas, usually by means of a mantle.
A celestial body that gives off or reflects light.
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.
A gas jet, lightbulb, etc. for producing light or heat.
A holder, stand, or frame, often decorative and typically including a lampshade, for supporting such a gas jet or for holding a lightbulb.
A source of knowledge, wisdom, or spiritual strength.
The sun, moon, a star, etc.
To look at.
(Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) 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 programmed in PHP, but also in the Perl and Python languages. A LAMP application is a non-Windows environment; however, there is a Windows equivalent: WAMP is Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP.MAMP and xAMPIn the Mac world, the Mac OS X operating system replaces Linux, resulting in MAMP: Mac, Apache, MySQL, PHP. The acronym xAMP refers to any and all operating systems used with AMP software: X=cross platform, Apache, MySQL and PHP. See Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl, Python and MEAN.
To hunt at night using a lamp; see lamping.
(slang) To hang out or chill; to do nothing in particular.
Origin of lamp
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”).