There are 2 definitions of lamp in English:

lamp1

Syllabification: lamp
Pronunciation: /lamp
 
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noun

1A 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: a table lamp
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  • He cooks by heating pans over a coal fire, while dozens of candles and a paraffin lamp provide him with light.
  • Now they were in a small corridor, dimly lit by burning lamps.
  • As it gets dark, behind the windows partly blocked by sandbags, they light a paraffin lamp.
Synonyms
light, lantern; floor lamp, table lamp, bedside lamp, banker's lamp, gooseneck lamp; chandelier, gasolier; candelabra
trademark Tiffany lamp
floodlight, spotlight, strobe light, arc lamp; fluorescent lamp, track lights; lava lamp; sunlamp; flashlight; streetlight, streetlamp; Chinese lantern, Japanese lantern; storm lantern, hurricane lamp, oil lamp, kerosene lamp
trademark Coleman lamp
1.1An electrical device producing ultraviolet, infrared, or other radiation, used for therapeutic purposes.
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  • Heat treatment, using an infra-red lamp is an option.
  • Light therapy, with ultraviolet A or B, is available at specialist hospital clinics or with lamps that can be used at home.
  • Haircolor experts will often use moist heat or infra-red lamps to speed up the bleaching process and minimize the potential bleach damage.
1.2 literary A source of spiritual or intellectual inspiration.
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  • The poet lights a lamp to the source of all light.
  • Whoever despaired of the world, he, at least, kept the lamp of hope burning brightly in his soul.
  • The lamp of experience ordinarily guides our footsteps, but this year the lamp is dim.

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from late Latin lampada, from Latin lampas, lampad- 'torch', from Greek.

Derivatives

lamper

noun
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  • A second schoolboy lay fighting for his life last night after apparently being shot by ‘lampers’.
  • Detectives investigating the shooting of a Yorkshire schoolboy aged 12 in an area popular with night-time hunters known as ‘lampers’ have arrested and bailed four men.
  • Police are working on the theory the boy was accidentally shot by ‘lampers’ - night-time hunters who pursue animals with guns and bright lights.

lampless

adjective
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  • After the meal, the boys slug back a last tin of water and scatter into the warm, lampless dark.
  • Later, I found myself, down at 30m in the gloom, navigating by means of a small back-up torch, and dragging around a very frightened, lampless buddy, who would not ease his tight grip on my arm.
  • Lampless, they climbed a ladder into the dusty hay-rick, and nestled in a corner under the eaves.

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There are 2 definitions of lamp in English:

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verb

[with object] chiefly Northern English
Hit or beat (someone): he was plastered all over the tabloids for lamping his ex-wife’s boyfriend

Origin

early 19th century: of uncertain origin; perhaps related to lam1.

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