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LAN'TERN, n. [L. laterna.]

1. A case or vessel made of tin perforated with many holes, or of some transparent substance, as glass, horn, or oiled paper; used for carrying a candle or other light in the open air, or into stables, &c.

A dark lantern is one with a single opening, which may be closed so as to conceal the light.

2. A light-house or light to direct the course of ships.

3. In architecture, a little dome raised over the roof of a building to give light, and to serve as a crowning to the fabric.

4. A square cage of carpentry placed over the ridge of a corridor or gallery, between two rows of shops, to illuminate them.

Magic lantern, an optical machine by which painted images are represented so much magnified as to appear like the effect of magic.



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LAN'TERN, n. [L. laterna.]

1. A case or vessel made of tin perforated with many holes, or of some transparent substance, as glass, horn, or oiled paper; used for carrying a candle or other light in the open air, or into stables, &c.

A dark lantern is one with a single opening, which may be closed so as to conceal the light.

2. A light-house or light to direct the course of ships.

3. In architecture, a little dome raised over the roof of a building to give light, and to serve as a crowning to the fabric.

4. A square cage of carpentry placed over the ridge of a corridor or gallery, between two rows of shops, to illuminate them.

Magic lantern, an optical machine by which painted images are represented so much magnified as to appear like the effect of magic.

LAN'TERN, n. [Fr. lanterne; L. laterna; G. laterne; D. lantaarn; Sp. linterna.]

  1. A case or vessel made of tin perforated with many holes, or of some transparent substance, as glass, horn, or oiled paper; used for carrying a candle or other light into the open air, or into stables, &c. – Locke. A dark lantern is one with a single opening, which may be closed so as to conceal the light.
  2. A light-house or light to direct the course of ships. – Addison.
  3. In architecture, a little dome raised over the roof of a building to give light, and to serve as a crowning to the fabric. – Encyc.
  4. A square cage of carpentry placed over the ridge of a corridor or gallery, between two rows of shops, to illuminate them. – Encyc. Magic lantern, an optical machine by which painted images are represented so much magnified as to appear like the effect of magic.

LAN'TERN, v.t.

To put to death at or on the lamp-post.


Lan"tern
  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. To furnish with a lantern] as, to lantern a lighthouse.
  3. An open structure of light material set upon a roof, to give light and air to the interior.

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  4. A lantern pinion or trundle wheel. See Lantern pinion (below).
  5. 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.
  6. A perforated barrel to form a core upon.
  7. See Aristotle's lantern.

    * Fig. 1 represents a hand lantern; fig. 2, an arm lantern; fig. 3, a breast lantern; -- so named from the positions in which they are carried.

    Dark lantern, a lantern with a single opening, which may be closed so as to conceal the light; -- called also bull's-eye. -- Lantern fly, Lantern carrier (Zoöl.), any one of several species of large, handsome, hemipterous insects of the genera Laternaria, Fulgora, and allies, of the family Fulgoridæ. The largest species is Laternaria phosphorea of Brazil. The head of some species has been supposed to be phosphorescent. -- Lantern jaws, long, thin jaws; hence, a thin visage. -- Lantern pinion, Lantern wheel (Mach.), a kind of pinion or wheel having cylindrical bars or trundles, instead of teeth, inserted at their ends in two parallel disks or plates; -- so called as resembling a lantern in shape; -- called also wallower, or trundle. -- Lantern shell (Zoöl.), any translucent, marine, bivalve shell of the genus Anatina, and allied genera. -- Magic lantern, an optical instrument consisting of a case inclosing a light, and having suitable lenses in a lateral tube, for throwing upon a screen, in a darkened room or the like, greatly magnified pictures from slides placed in the focus of the outer lens.

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Lantern

LAN'TERN, noun [Latin laterna.]

1. A case or vessel made of tin perforated with many holes, or of some transparent substance, as glass, horn, or oiled paper; used for carrying a candle or other light in the open air, or into stables, etc.

A dark lantern is one with a single opening, which may be closed so as to conceal the light.

2. A light-house or light to direct the course of ships.

3. In architecture, a little dome raised over the roof of a building to give light, and to serve as a crowning to the fabric.

4. A square cage of carpentry placed over the ridge of a corridor or gallery, between two rows of shops, to illuminate them.

Magic lantern an optical machine by which painted images are represented so much magnified as to appear like the effect of magic.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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