• Lanterning Definition & Synonyms

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lantern

• Lantern Definition & Synonyms

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