Associations to the word «Lantern»
LANTERN, noun. A case of translucent or transparent material made to protect a flame, or light, used to illuminate its surroundings.
LANTERN, noun. (theatre) Especially, a metal casing with lens used to illuminate a stage (e.g. spotlight, floodlight).
LANTERN, noun. (architecture) An open structure of light material set upon a roof, to give light and air to the interior.
LANTERN, noun. (architecture) A cage or open chamber of rich architecture, open below into the building or tower which it crowns.
LANTERN, noun. (architecture) A smaller and secondary cupola crowning a larger one, for ornament, or to admit light.
LANTERN, noun. (engineering) A lantern pinion or trundle wheel.
LANTERN, noun. (steam engines) A kind of cage inserted in a stuffing box and surrounding a piston rod, to separate the packing into two parts and form a chamber between for the reception of steam, etc.; a lantern brass.
LANTERN, noun. (metalworking) A perforated barrel to form a core upon.
LANTERN, noun. (zoology) Aristotle's lantern
LANTERN, verb. (transitive) To furnish with a lantern.
LANTERN BEETLE, noun. Several kinds of cicadas with a protrusion on the head resembling a lantern.
LANTERN BEETLES, noun. Plural of lantern beetle
LANTERN FISH, noun. Alternative form of lanternfish
LANTERN JAWED, adjective. Alternative form of lantern-jawed
LANTERN WHEEL, noun. A kind of pinion or wheel having cylindrical bars or trundles, instead of teeth, inserted at their ends in two parallel disks or plates.
LANTERN, noun. Light in a transparent protective case.
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.