Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Lamp"

The meaning of "Lamp" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa The lamps were put up at auction.
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A: The lamps were sold at an auction. (or listed to be sold, maybe they're not sold yet)
Q: O que significa There is a lamp on either side of the bed. 램프가 한쪽에 있는건가요? 양쪽에 있는 건가요??
A: @sweetpotaton
In this context...
Either = both
Q: O que significa On top of that, my lamp is busted. So I'm just using the terminal's light.?
A: "Lamp" usually refers to a ornament in a room, but it could also mean the ceiling light.

You are right about "busted."
Q: O que significa plugged lamp?
A: In the U.S. I have never heard anyone say "plugged lamp."

Synonyms of "Lamp" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre lamp e light ?
A: A lamp is referring to a very specific object that gives off light- it usually has a shade or cover, and you'd put it on a table.

Light is a much broader word- it could refer to anything that gives off a glow. If you are referring specifically to "light" in "turn on the lights", that would be anything that has a lightbulb or otherwise anything that gives off light.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre lamp e light ?
A: Lamp and lights are usually generic terms for something that produces light, though nowadays it's more common to use 'light' or 'torch'.

Lamps are generally used in the sense that they're powered by a fuel (oil or gas) though you can have battery powered lamps or desktop lamps.

Light is a very general term but can be just a light that hangs from the ceiling or illuminates the street or a front doorway etc. it's usually more reserved for something that uses electricity.

"The lamp casts a shadow, but only while it has fuel"

"The light-bulb has blown; we'll need another one"
Q: Qual é a diferença entre lamp e light ?
A: lamp is thing. "Wait a second, i have to turn on my lamp. It's very dark". Light is the contrast Dark, it can mean "white space". "This light from my lamp is very light" (XDD)

Translations of "Lamp"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? the lamp is not working . how to say it in a better way ?
A: Words for “not working” = broken, damaged, defective
As I commented before, it’s more common to only say “the lamp is not working”. Nevertheless, there’s nothing wrong in using the words suggested above.

The fruits are rotten.
The fruit is rotten.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? ya lamp kha lgana ha
A: lgana ki englis
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? this thing. is that a lamp?
A: Reading light/lamp.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? 'there is a lamp on the sofa' or 'there is a lamp in the sofa'
A: lol Its the first one. Sorry for the sarcasm but if you could fit a lamp "IN" a sofa. (Without damaging it) I would be impressed. ^_^
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? lamp (tube)
A: Just as says. But I also don't think we have a specific name for it.. Usually just a fluorescent light.

Other questions about "Lamp"

Q: lamps are hung in the ceiling soa natural?
A: lamps are placed on tables. We refer to lights as the things hanging from ceilings
Q: I changed the lamp soa natural?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: I kept switching on an electric lamp in my room all night. soa natural?
A: I kept the electric lamp in my room switched on all night
Q: Could you correct my English and make it sound more natural?
I found the pretty lamp caught my attention while I was jogging. It looked like it had a history over the decade. I like to look at the light when it's turned on.
A: This pretty lamp caught my attention while I was jogging. It looked like it's over a decade old. I'd like to see it when it's turned on.
Q: 赤いランプが付いたら、両手で棒を抜いてください。
When light up on red lamp pull out the bar with both hands. soa natural?
A: When the red lamp turns on, please pull out the stick with both hands

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