lamp shade
lampshade lampshade, lamp shade lamp shade . a protective ornamental covering used to screen the light bulb in a lamp from direct view. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Lamp shade — Lamp Lamp (l[a^]mp), n. [F. lampe, L. lampas, adis, fr. Gr. ?, ?, torch, fr. ? to give light, to shine. Cf. {Lampad}, {Lantern}.] 1. A light producing vessel, device, instrument or apparatus; formerly referring especially to a vessel with a wick… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamp-shade — also lampshade, 1829, from LAMP (Cf. lamp) + SHADE (Cf. shade) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lamp|shade — «LAMP SHAYD», noun. a shade over a lamp to soften or direct the light …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamp shade — noun a protective ornamental shade used to screen a light bulb from direct view • Syn: ↑lampshade • Hypernyms: ↑shade • Part Holonyms: ↑lamp …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamp·shade — /ˈlæmpˌʃeıd/ noun, pl shades [count] : a cover that softens or directs the light of a lamp a silk/glass/paper lampshade …   Useful english dictionary

  • LAMP-SHADE — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lamp — (l[a^]mp), n. [F. lampe, L. lampas, adis, fr. Gr. ?, ?, torch, fr. ? to give light, to shine. Cf. {Lampad}, {Lantern}.] 1. A light producing vessel, device, instrument or apparatus; formerly referring especially to a vessel with a wick used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lamp burner — Lamp Lamp (l[a^]mp), n. [F. lampe, L. lampas, adis, fr. Gr. ?, ?, torch, fr. ? to give light, to shine. Cf. {Lampad}, {Lantern}.] 1. A light producing vessel, device, instrument or apparatus; formerly referring especially to a vessel with a wick… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lamp fount — Lamp Lamp (l[a^]mp), n. [F. lampe, L. lampas, adis, fr. Gr. ?, ?, torch, fr. ? to give light, to shine. Cf. {Lampad}, {Lantern}.] 1. A light producing vessel, device, instrument or apparatus; formerly referring especially to a vessel with a wick… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lamp jack — Lamp Lamp (l[a^]mp), n. [F. lampe, L. lampas, adis, fr. Gr. ?, ?, torch, fr. ? to give light, to shine. Cf. {Lampad}, {Lantern}.] 1. A light producing vessel, device, instrument or apparatus; formerly referring especially to a vessel with a wick… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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