Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a lamp.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

lamp +‎ -like

Examples

  • At the front corners of this structure were two lamplike objects resembling the headlights of a car, which were pointed toward the ground.

    The Moses Expedition

  • Admittedly, I did find several candidates for the "World's Ugliest Lamp" contest, as well as a few entries for "Lamps Most Likely To Be Attacked By Cats," apparently lamplike things covered in an bamboo like cover that bears a suspicious resemblance to a cat scratching post are in this year but since neither was the precise object of my search, I regret to inform you all that the purple lamp remains in place.

    Weekend notes

  • Talina straightened her supple back, flipped her hair, and stood at silent attention, a lamplike glow receding from her eyes.

    Last Lullaby

  • She turned lamplike yellow eyes on him for a moment before disappearing behind a statue of Wilfred the Wistful.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • They passed Mrs Norris, who turned her lamplike eyes upon them and hissed faintly but Professor McGonagall said, 'Shoo!'

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • She came out from behind her Ford Bronco — a petite woman with long, light brown curls and huge, lamplike gray eyes.

    While Other People Sleep

  • As they climbed carefully around her, Mrs. Norris turned her lamplike eyes on them, but didn't do anything.

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • Deep blue in the west, where the evenstar glowed lamplike, heaven darkened to purple overhead.

    The Unicorn Trade

  • A long whitish hand could be dimly seen as it shot out and grabbed the gunwale; two pale lamplike eyes shone coldly as they peered inside, and then they lifted and gazed up at Frodo on the eyot.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Quick lamplike eyes, like heav'n's two brightest orbs;

    The Growth of English Drama

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.