Definition of Torrent

1. Noun. A heavy rain.

Exact synonyms: Cloudburst, Deluge, Downpour, Pelter, Soaker, Waterspout
Generic synonyms: Rain, Rainfall
Derivative terms: Deluge, Deluge, Pelt, Soak, Torrential



2. Noun. A violently fast stream of water (or other liquid). "The houses were swept away in the torrent"
Exact synonyms: Violent Stream
Generic synonyms: Current, Stream
Derivative terms: Torrential

3. Noun. An overwhelming number or amount. "A torrent of abuse"

Definition of Torrent

1. n. A violent stream, as of water, lava, or the like; a stream suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice.

2. a. Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream.

Definition of Torrent

1. Noun. A large amount of something, especially water or rain; a heavy stream or flow. ¹

2. Adjective. Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream. ¹

3. Noun. (Internet file sharing) A set of files obtainable through a peer-to-peer network, especially BitTorrent. ¹

4. Verb. (internet slang transitive) To download in a torrent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Torrent

1. a rapid stream of water [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Torrent

torqued off
torquer
torquers
torques
torques off
torqueses
torquing
torquing off
torquoselectivity
torr
torrefaction
torrefied
torrefies
torrefy
torrefying
torrent (current term)
torrented
torrential
torrentially
torrenting
torrents
torrentuous
torret
torrets
torreyite
torricellian
torrid zone
torrider
torridest

Literary usage of Torrent

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1. Great Britain: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1897)
"In summer to the torrent and Precipice Walks (fare 3i. 6d. ... torrent WALK, a round of 5!/2 M. The torrent Walk itself is only 1 M. long, and visitors may ..."

2. Switzerland, and the Adjacent Portions of Italy, Savoy, and the Tyrol by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1873)
"2nd day, by the Val d'Hérens to Evo- lena, 15 M. — 3rd day, over the Col de torrent to St. Luc in ... Over the Col de torrent, with guide, in 11—12 hrs. ..."

3. A Manual of the Writings in Middle English, 1050-1400 by John Edwin Wells (1916)
"The splendid youth torrent performs great deeds in honor of ... The King promises the lady to torrent, provided he kill a giant by the Greek Sea. ..."

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