1. (n.) A thin plate or lamina.

2. (n.) 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.

3. (n.) Figuratively, anything which enlightens intellectually or morally; anything regarded metaphorically a performing the uses of a lamp.

4. (n.) A device or mechanism for producing light by electricity. See Incandescent lamp, under Incandescent.

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