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LANTERN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lantern mean? 

LANTERN (noun)
  The noun LANTERN has 1 sense:

1. light in a transparent protective case

  Familiarity information: LANTERN used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LANTERN (noun)


Sense 1lantern [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Light in a transparent protective case

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("lantern" is a kind of...):

lamp (an artificial source of visible illumination)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lantern"):

Chinese lantern (a collapsible paper lantern in bright colors; used for decorative purposes)

dark lantern (a lantern with a sliding panel to conceal the light)

jack-o'-lantern (lantern carved from a pumpkin)


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