|1.||a. any of a number of devices that produce illumination: an electric lamp; a gas lamp; an oil lamp|
|b. (in combination): lampshade|
|2.||a device for holding one or more electric light bulbs: a table lamp|
|3.||a vessel in which a liquid fuel is burned to supply illumination|
|4.||any of a variety of devices that produce radiation, esp for therapeutic purposes: an ultraviolet lamp|
|[C13 lampe, via Old French from Latin lampas, from Greek, from lampein to shine]|
A device that generates light, heat, or therapeutic radiation.
(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).