Definition of “lamp” - English Dictionary

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“lamp” in British English

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lampnoun [ C ]

uk /læmp/ us /læmp/

A2 a device for giving light, especially one that has a covering or is contained within something:

an electric/oil/gas lamp
a street lamp
a table/bedside lamp
See also

any of various devices that produce particular types of light:

an infrared lamp

More examples

  • Ow! - I got a shock from that lamp!
  • They gave us a sunray lamp.
  • A gap between the curtains admitted the faint glimmer of a street lamp.
  • I switched on the lamp behind the armchair.
  • I bought a new table lamp.

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

“lamp” in American English

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lampnoun [ C ]

us /læmp/

a device for giving light, esp. one with a covering that the light shines through or around:

a floor lamp

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