lamp Definition

a device for giving light, either one consisting of an electric bulb together with its holder and shade or cover, or one burning gas or oil and consisting of a wick or mantle and a glass shade.

Using lamp: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "lamp" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She turned on the lamp to read her book.

  • Example

    The antique lamp was worth a lot of money.

  • Example

    The street lamps were not working properly.

  • Example

    The room was dimly lit by a small lamp.

lamp Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with lamp

  • a lamp that burns oil as fuel, typically used before the introduction of electric lighting


    The cabin was lit by a single oil lamp.

  • a lamp designed to be placed on a table or desk


    He switched on the table lamp to work on his computer.

  • a tall lamp designed to stand on the floor


    The living room was illuminated by a large floor lamp.


Summary: lamp in Brief

A 'lamp' [læmp] is a device that provides light, such as an electric bulb with a holder and shade or a gas or oil lamp with a wick or mantle and a glass shade. It can be used for reading, decoration, or illumination, as in 'The street lamps were not working properly.' 'Lamp' can also be modified by phrases like 'oil lamp,' 'table lamp,' and 'floor lamp.'

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