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 for Lamp
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lamp \Lamp\ (l[a^]mp), n. [OE. (with excrescent p), fr. F. lame,
     L. lamina. See Lamina.]
     A thin plate or lamina. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lamp \Lamp\ (l[a^]mp), n. [F. lampe, L. lampas, -adis, fr. Gr.
     ?, ?, torch, fr. ? to give light, to shine. Cf. Lampad,
     1. A light-producing vessel, device, instrument or apparatus;
        formerly referring especially to a vessel with a wick used
        for the combustion of oil or other inflammable liquid, for
        the purpose of producing artificial light; also, a similar
        device using a gas as the combustible fuel; now referring
        mainly to an electric lamp. See sense [3].
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
     2. Figuratively, anything which enlightens intellectually or
        morally; anything regarded metaphorically a performing the
        uses of a lamp.
        [1913 Webster]
              Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my
              path.                                 --Ps. cxix.
        [1913 Webster]
              Ages elapsed ere Homer's lamp appeared. --Cowper.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Elec.) 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.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
     4. A device that emits radiant energy in the form of heat,
        infrared, or ultraviolet rays; as, a heat lamp.
     Aeolipile lamp, a hollow ball of copper containing alcohol
        which is converted into vapor by a lamp beneath, so as to
        make a powerful blowpipe flame when the vapor is ignited.
     Arc lamp (Elec.), a form of lamp in which the voltaic arc
        is used as the source of light.
     D["e]bereiner's lamp, an apparatus for the instantaneous
        production of a flame by the spontaneous ignition of a jet
        of hydrogen on being led over platinum sponge; -- named
        after the German chemist D["o]bereiner, who invented it.
        Called also philosopher's lamp.
     Flameless lamp, an aphlogistic lamp.
     Lamp burner, the part of a lamp where the wick is exposed
        and ignited. --Knight.
     Lamp fount, a reservoir for oil, in a lamp.
     Lamp jack. See 2d Jack, n., 4
        (l) &
        (n) .
     Lamp shade, a screen, as of paper, glass, or tin, for
        softening or obstructing the light of a lamp.
     Lamp shell (Zool.), any brachiopod shell of the genus
        Terebratula and allied genera. The name refers to the
        shape, which is like that of an antique lamp. See
     Safety lamp, a miner's lamp in which the flame is
        surrounded by fine wire gauze, preventing the kindling of
        dangerous explosive gases; -- called also, from Sir
        Humphry Davy the inventor, Davy lamp.
     To smell of the lamp, to bear marks of great study and
        labor, as a literary composition.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an artificial source of visible illumination
      2: a piece of furniture holding one or more electric light bulbs

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "lamp":
     Chinese lantern, Finsen light, Moore light, arc light,
     battery lamp, broadside, candle, candlelight, cresset,
     dark lantern, electric candle, electric lamp, electric light bulb,
     electric torch, electric-arc lamp, electric-discharge lamp, eye,
     filament lamp, fire, flame, flame lamp, flash lamp, flashbulb,
     flasher, flashgun, flashlight, flood lamp, floodlight, floor lamp,
     focus lamp, gas lamp, gaslight, glim, head lamp, headlight,
     high-intensity lamp, illuminant, illuminator, incandescent body,
     infrared lamp, klieg light, lampion, lamplet, lantern, light,
     light bulb, light source, limelight, luminant, luminary,
     magic lantern, magnetite arc lamp, match, mercury lamp,
     mercury-arc lamp, moderator lamp, moon, navigation light,
     neon light, neon tube, night light, ocular, oculus, oil lamp,
     osmium lamp, peeper, photoflash lamp, pilot light, rushlight,
     safety lamp, searchlight, sidelight, source of light, spot,
     spotlight, stars, stop light, strobe, strobotron, sun, sun lamp,
     sun spot, table lamp, taper, torch, winker

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (1.) That part of the candle-sticks of the tabernacle and the
     temple which bore the light (Ex. 25:37; 1 Kings 7:49; 2 Chr.
     4:20; 13:11; Zech. 4:2). Their form is not described. Olive oil
     was generally burned in them (Ex. 27:20).
       (2.) A torch carried by the soliders of Gideon (Judg. 7:16,
     20). (R.V., "torches.")
       (3.) Domestic lamps (A.V., "candles") were in common use among
     the Hebrews (Matt. 5:15; Mark 4:21, etc.).
       (4.) Lamps or torches were used in connection with marriage
     ceremonies (Matt. 25:1).
       This word is also frequently metaphorically used to denote
     life, welfare, guidance, etc. (2 Sam. 21:17; Ps. 119:105; Prov.
     6:23; 13:9).

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