from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device that generates light, heat, or therapeutic radiation.
- n. A vessel containing oil or alcohol burned through a wick for illumination.
- n. A celestial body that gives off or reflects light.
- n. Something that illumines the mind or soul.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device that generates heat, light or other radiation
- n. A device containing oil, burnt through a wick for illumination
- n. A piece of furniture holding one or more electric light sockets.
- v. to hit, clout, belt, wallop
- v. to hunt at night using a lamp; see lamping
- v. to hang out or chill; to do nothing in particular
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thin plate or lamina.
- n. A light-producing vessel, device, instrument or apparatus
- n. Figuratively, anything which enlightens intellectually or morally; anything regarded metaphorically a performing the uses of a lamp.
- n. A device or mechanism for producing light by electricity, usually having a glass bulb or tube containing the light-emitting element. Most lamps belong to one of two categories, the Incandescent lamp (See under Incandescent) or the fluorescent lamp. However, see also arc lamp, below.
- n. A device that emits radiant energy in the form of heat, infrared, or ultraviolet rays.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel, generally portable, for containing an inflammable liquid and a wick so arranged that it lifts the liquid by capillary attraction and when ignited at the end serves as a means of illumination; in recent use also, by extension, a device employed for the same purpose in which the source of illumination is ignited gas or electricity.
- n. Figuratively, something suggesting the light of a lamp, whether in appearance or use; anything possessing or communicating light, real or metaphorical.
- n. plural Same as gig-lamps. See gig-lamp, 3.
- n. (See also carcel-lamp, glow-lamp, jack-lamp, safety-lamp.)
- To furnish light to; light.
- To shine.
- To go or run quickly; scamper.
- n. A thin plate.
- n. In telephony, an auxiliary signaling-lamp placed in front of the switchboard and serving to indicate to the chief operator delay in responding to any one of a group of call-signals.
- n. A lamp having a spiral of platinum placed above the wick. The vapor from the alcohol (ethyl or methyl) drawn up by the wick unites with the air through the agency of the platinum, which is thus made to glow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a piece of furniture holding one or more electric light bulbs
- n. an artificial source of visible illumination
Designed by British designer Ross Lovegrove for Yamagiwa, the Andromeda lamp is an artificial structure for capturing artificial light.
For those interested this lamp is available now in two different styles (wall-mount or tabletop) for 19,950 yen (about $227) for white and 23,100 yen (about $262) for red from here.
The depiction of a flame in a lamp is also reminiscent of plasma.
And Bee thinks that the lamp is a vacuum cleaner, and gets to it.
This information aesthetics post has “a light that ‘blushes’ in response to the emotional pitch of a mobile phone. the lamp is activated by the Electromagnetic field (EMF) emitted from a mobile phone & continues blushing for 5 minutes after the call has ended, hereby prolonging the memory of the otherwise transient conversation”. ambient blushing light
In one hand he carried his artificial sun, which he calls lamp, in the other hand
Underneath the lamp is a great saucer to catch the oil which drips from it.
A lamp is a successor, for, when a lamp is almost out, another may be lighted by it; it is a succession, for by this means David shall not want a man to stand before God.
The immediate significance of the solar lamp is that it provides light at night much less expensively, far more safely, and with significantly less carbon emissions than the main alternative in the developing world, the kerosene lantern.
Beyond light at night, a solar lamp is a talisman for local energy production at larger scale.