bedside lamp

bedside lamp
/bɛdsaɪd ˈlæmp/ (say bedsuyd 'lamp)

a small lamp placed near a bed, usually shaded so as not to light the whole room but to facilitate reading in bed.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • lamp — S3 [læmp] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: lampe, from Latin lampas, from Greek, from lampein to shine ] 1.) an object that produces light by using electricity, oil, or gas table/desk/bedside lamp oil/electric/fluorescent lamp →↑fog …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bedside — bed|side [ˈbedsaıd] n [C usually singular] the area beside your bed used especially when talking about someone who is ill in bed at sb s bedside ▪ Relatives have been at his bedside all week. bedside lamp/table/cabinet etc ▪ The clock on her… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lamp — noun we had plenty of illumination from our lamps Syn: light, lantern; floor lamp, table lamp, bedside lamp, banker s lamp, gooseneck lamp; chandelier; candelabra; trademark Tiffany lamp; floodlight, spotlight, strobe light, arc lamp; fluorescent …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • lamp — n. & v. n. 1 a device for producing a steady light, esp.: a an electric bulb, and usu. its holder and shade or cover (bedside lamp; bicycle lamp). b an oil lamp. c a usu. glass holder for a candle. d a gas jet and mantle. 2 a source of spiritual… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bedside — bed|side [ bed,saıd ] noun singular the area near your bed: a bedside lamp be at someone s bedside to sit near someone who is sick in bed: His family was at his bedside all day long …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lamp — [[t]læ̱mp[/t]] lamps 1) N COUNT A lamp is a light that works by using electricity or by burning oil or gas. She switched on the bedside lamp... In the evenings we eat by the light of an oil lamp. 2) N COUNT: usu supp N A lamp is an electrical… …   English dictionary

  • bedside — noun (C) the area around your bed: Relatives have been at his bedside all week, hoping he will regain consciousness. | bedside lamp/table etc (=next to your bed) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bedside — n. 1 the space beside esp. a patient s bed. 2 (attrib.) of or relating to the side of a bed (bedside lamp). Phrases and idioms: bedside manner (of a doctor) an approach or attitude to a patient …   Useful english dictionary

  • bedside — noun VERB + BEDSIDE ▪ be called to, be summoned to ▪ The doctor was summoned to his bedside. ▪ stay at, stay by ▪ leave ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • lamp — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bedside, desk, floor, overhead (AmE), reading, standard (BrE), standing (AmE), table ▪ electric …   Collocations dictionary

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