verb (used with object)
Origin of lamp
Related formslamp·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for lamp
Another Dem who has been just a heart-beat (or a lamp bash) away from being president.
“When Tibor died we did a retrospective of MCo., and the lamp was the last thing you saw,” she says.
That he ends up not lighting a lamp but tangled in the cobwebs is one of the truths of this valuable book.
So she picks up this lamp and throws it at me across the room.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull|Mark Jacobson|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I put the lamp down (much to the anxiety of the hovering salesman).
Soon after passing beneath the lamp mademoiselle vanished into a doorway.The Albert Gate Mystery|Louis Tracy
And he had a lamp before him, and in his hand a tablet of pine wood, whereon he wrote.
Foulon is carried off; dragged across the square, and hung to the lamp post.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
To enable his friend to read, Tarrant had already lit a lamp.In the Year of Jubilee|George Gissing
He replaced the lamp with a hand that was steady enough now, and went slowly across the picture-gallery.The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers|Mary Cholmondeley
British Dictionary definitions for lamp
- any of a number of devices that produce illuminationan electric lamp; a gas lamp; an oil lamp
- (in combination)lampshade