Definition of lamp:
- A device or mechanism for producing light by electricity. See Incandescent lamp, under Incandescent.
- A light- producing vessel, instrument or apparatus; especially, a vessel with a wick used for the combustion of oil or other inflammable liquid, for the purpose of producing artificial light.
- A thin plate or lamina.
- Figuratively, anything which enlightens intellectually or morally; anything regarded metaphorically a performing the uses of a lamp.
- "The Greater Power", Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton.
- "Jeanne of the Marshes", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
But, just now, it seemed to her that beauty was the one thing to be desired, and holding up the lamp, she gazed at herself steadily, unconscious of the picture she made, with the light falling full upon her bright hair and eager young face.- "Half a Dozen Girls", Anna Chapin Ray.