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 a liquid fuel and consisting of a wick or mantle and a glass shade
Hit or beat (someone)
we had plenty of illumination from our lamps
A small lamp attached to a hat or helmet.
A miner’s portable safety lamp with the flame enclosed by wire gauze to reduce the risk of an explosion of gas
Archaeol. a type of Graeco-Roman oil lamp having ear-shaped handles.
The eye, conceived of as a lamp or light.
A bright light on a motor vehicle, used in foggy conditions to improve road visibility or warn other drivers of one’s presence
A lamp in which the combustion of gas is used as a source of light
An electrical device with a bulb that emits mainly heat rather than light, used as a heat source
A transparent electric lamp containing a viscous liquid in which a brightly colored waxy substance is suspended, rising and falling in irregular and constantly changing shapes
A lamp used in a mine.
A lamp in which an electric discharge is passed through neon at low pressure, giving an orange-red light, or a mixture of neon with other gases, giving other colours.
A lamp using oil as fuel
An extra lamp on a motor vehicle for improving visibility in fog; a fog lamp.
= pea bulb.
A miner's lamp. Also (Canadian Hunting): a portable light used for pit-lamping.
To blind (an animal) temporarily by shining a strong light so that it freezes in its tracks, allowing the hunter an easy shot.
A light (or series of small lights) attached to or suspended from a pole.
A lamp with a rag wick.
†as the sign of a doctor (obsolete).
Mining = safety lamp (now historical).
A lamp that emits a narrow but intense beam of light, used for examining the interior of the eye
A handheld lamp for signaling in Morse code
An oil or gas lamp equipped with a tubular wick that allowed air to pass both inner and outer surfaces of the flame, securing more perfect combustion and brighter light
A type of decorative lamp containing a candle, typically having a coloured glass shade.
A portable flashing electric lamp such as a flashgun
A tall lamp designed to stand on the floor
A small subsidiary lamp used to keep the oil used in a larger lamp warm in cold weather, especially in a lighthouse.
A lamp in which the light source is protected by a globe of glass.
A marine invertebrate that superficially resembles a bivalve mollusk but has two or more arms of ciliated tentacles (lophophores) that are extended for filter feeding. Lamp shells are common as fossils
A lamp kept burning during the night, especially in a bedroom; a night light.
A lamp with which opium is heated prior to smoking.
An electric lamp in which the filament is made of osmium.
A kind of simple tallow lamp with a wick.
An adjustable standard lamp of a type intended to be used by pianists.
An electric lamp in which the envelope is made of quartz, which allows ultraviolet light to pass through it. It may be a bulb containing a halogen or a tube containing mercury vapor
A miner’s portable lamp with a flame that is protected, typically by wire gauze, to reduce the risk of explosion from ignited methane (firedamp). The first to be introduced, in the early 19th century, was the Davy lamp
An improvised light made from a container of fat and a wick
A lamp burning volatile spirits, especially methylated spirits, instead of oil
A small lamp designed to stand on a table
A portable oil or paraffin lamp in which air pressure is used to supply the burner with fuel
An oil lamp with a closed reservoir, able to be moved without spillage of oil.
A talisman enabling its holder to gratify any wish
A lamp using a filament surrounded by the vapour of iodine or another halogen
A glass cylinder positioned over the wick of an oil lamp or candlestick to encircle and provide a draft for the flame
= mercury vapour lamp.
A lamp burnt at midnight; frequently figurative or allusively, one used to burn the midnight oil.
An oil lamp that burns naphtha.
= parking light.