Something inclosing a light, and protecting it from wind, rain, etc. ; -- sometimes portable, as a closed vessel or case of horn, perforated tin, glass, oiled paper, or other material, having a lamp or candle within; sometimes fixed, as the glazed inclosure of a street light, or of a lighthouse light.
An open structure of light material set upon a roof, to give light and air to the interior.
A cage or open chamber of rich architecture, open below into the building or tower which it crowns.
A smaller and secondary cupola crowning a larger one, for ornament, or to admit light; such as the lantern of the cupola of the Capitol at Washington, or that of the Florence cathedral.
A lantern pinion or trundle wheel. See Lantern pinion (below).
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. ; -- called also lantern brass.
A perforated barrel to form a core upon.
See Aristotle's lantern.
To furnish with a lantern; as, to lantern a lighthouse.
Faith means living with uncertainty - feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark. Dan Millman
I have believed the best of every man. And find that to believe is enough to make a bad man show him at his best, or even a good man swings his lantern higher. William Butler Yeats
When I meet thousands of fans of the comic - when I realize every one of them can recite the Lantern Corps oath ('In Brightest Day, in blackest night...') - I know how important this is to people. Ryan Reynolds
I didn't know the Green Lantern comics at all. I was a Superman reader. Geoffrey Rush
Someone told me that there's a connection to Superman, that in an early edition of the Green Lantern comics, Tomar Re was the envoy to Krypton. That was fascinating to me. Geoffrey Rush
lantern in Dutch is lantaarn
lantern in French is lanterne
lantern in German is Laterne
lantern in Italian is lampione
lantern in Norwegian is lykt, lanterne
lantern in Portuguese is lanterna
lantern in Spanish is farol, linterna
lantern in Swedish is lanterna, lykta
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