Meaning of “lantern” in the English Dictionary

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"lantern" in British English

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lanternnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlæn.tən/ us /ˈlæn.tɚn/

Examples from literature

  • During this festival, women paint their hands with henna, and homes are decorated with colorful paper lanterns. 
  • Now red is a symbol at New Year: people wear new red clothes, they decorate their houses with red lanterns, and they have fireworks covered in red paper. 
  • We’re going to put paper lanterns in the trees in the garden for the party tonight. 

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

"lantern" in American English

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lanternnoun [ C ]

us /ˈlæn·tərn/

a light enclosed in a container that has a handle for holding it or hanging it up, or the container itself

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