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Definition of Lantern

Lantern

  1. 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.
  2. An open structure of light material set upon a roof, to give light and air to the interior.
  3. A cage or open chamber of rich architecture, open below into the building or tower which it crowns.
  4. 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.
  5. A lantern pinion or trundle wheel. See Lantern pinion (below).
  6. 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.
  7. A perforated barrel to form a core upon.
  8. See Aristotle's lantern.
  9. To furnish with a lantern; as, to lantern a lighthouse.

Lantern Quotations

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 spent many hours on the beach collecting sea glass, and I almost always wonder, as I bend to pick up chunk of bottle green or a shard of meringue white, what the history of the glass was. Who used it? Was it a medicine bottle? A bit of a ship's lantern? Is that bubbled piece of glass with the charred bits inside it from a fire?
Anita Shreve

It's just that... working on 'Green Lantern,' I saw how difficult it is to make that concept palatable, and how confused it all can be when you don't really know exactly where you're going with it or you don't really know how to access that world properly - that world comic book fans have been accessing for decades and falling in love with.
Ryan Reynolds

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

Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there.
Mohammed Naguib
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Lantern Translations

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