Meaning of “floor lamp” in the English Dictionary


"floor lamp" in English

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floor lampnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈflɔː ˌlæmp/ us /ˈflɔːr ˌlæmp/ US UK standard lamp

Examples from literature

  • A ceiling fixture will supply adequate general lighting, but a baseboard outlet should be available for a short floor lamp or a table lamp for sewing purposes. 
  • A floor lamp may also be tested very easily. 
  • A miniature floor lamp about four feet in height with an appropriate shade provides an excellent lamp for reading purposes because it may be placed by the side of a chair or moved about independent of other furniture. 
  • A tall floor lamp often serves for lighting the piano, but small piano lamps may be found which are decorative as well as serviceable in illuminating the music without glare. 
  • If one is to be used there are some very good copies of old Colonial lights and lanterns, but personally I prefer wall brackets and a dignified lamp, or a floor lamp. 

(Definition of “floor lamp” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"floor lamp" in American English

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floor lampnoun [ C ]

us /ˈflɔr ˌlæmp, ˈfloʊr/

an electric light supported by a tall pole with a base on the floor

(Definition of “floor lamp” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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