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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lamp  \Lamp\,  n.[OE.  (with  excrescent  p),  fr  F.  lame,  L.  lamina. 
  See  {Lamina}.] 
  A  thin  plate  or  lamina.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lamp  \Lamp\,  n.  [F.  lampe,  L.  lampas,  -adis,  fr  Gr  ?,  ?, 
  torch,  fr  ?  to  give  light,  to  shine.  Cf  {Lampad}, 
  1.  A  light-producing  vessel,  instrument  or  apparatus; 
  especially,  a  vessel  with  a  wick  used  for  the  combustion 
  of  oil  or  other  inflammable  liquid,  for  the  purpose  of 
  producing  artificial  light. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  artificial  source  of  visible  illumination 
  2:  a  piece  of  furniture  holding  one  or  more  electric  light 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (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). 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
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