from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The light shed by a lamp.

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  • n. The light emitted by a lamp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Light from a lamp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The light shed by a lamp or lamps.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. light from a lamp


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  • That child sitting cross-legged on the floor of that shop, in the heart of the forest, reading all alone in the lamplight, is not there by chance.

    Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio - Nobel Lecture

  • But taking a photo in lamplight made the colors go all horrible; _; I fixed it up as well as I could in photoshop (the original was MUCH darker) but it still irks me.

    Backdated Bento #22 « Were rabbits

  • This was what happened; Theodora came down the steps, her stately figure outlined in its darkness against the gush of lamplight from the porch.

    Chronicles of Avonlea

  • Sometimes to read or write by lamplight is quite impossible.

    Insulinde: Experiences of a Naturalist's Wife in the Eastern Archipelago

  • ... inked by monks in lamplight, drawn in brilliant colours on vellum, pale but rich in tone, not bleached pure white but yellowed, brown, the colour of skin, of earth, of wood, old bone, of things that were all once alive.

    Archive 2004-12-01

  • The silent children followed close at her heels in a tight little huddle, as if the lamplight were a warm thing that could shield them from the coldness of the shadows.

    The Dollmaker

  • She dropped the pan of feed to the ground and fairly flew to meet them, and then before Kit could even detach herself from these clinging arms, the big front door swung open, and there in the lamplight was the Mother Bird and Helen.

    Kit of Greenacre Farm

  • Reaching over to put the light on, befuddled and stupid, I saw the dog, trembling and sheepish, dark eyes anxious in the lamplight.

    Diary of a separation

  • She had looked inside him, to the lamplight there.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • Her bloodshot eyes gleamed red in the lamplight; her mouth was an ugly gash in her cruel face.



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