What does torrent mean?

Definitions for torrent
ˈtɔr ənt, ˈtɒr-tor·rent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soaker(noun)

    a heavy rain

  2. torrent, violent stream(noun)

    a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid)

    "the houses were swept away in the torrent"

  3. flood, inundation, deluge, torrent(noun)

    an overwhelming number or amount

    "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Torrent(noun)

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

  2. Torrent(noun)

    fig.: A violent or rapid flow; a strong current; a flood; as, a torrent of vices; a torrent of eloquence

  3. Torrent(noun)

    rolling or rushing in a rapid stream


  1. Torrent

    Torrent is a city located within the metropolitan area of the city of Valencia, Spain. It is the largest municipality of the Horta Oest comarca, with 79,843 inhabitants. It is situated some 7 km from Valencia city proper, to which it is connected via the metro. The two metro stations in Torrent are called Torrent and Torrent avinguda from the lines 1 and 5. It is bordered by Aldaia, Alaquàs and Xirivella in the north, Picanya and Catarroja in the east, Alcàcer and Picassent in the south and Montserrat, Godelleta, Turís and Xiva in the West. All of the cities are part of the province of Valencia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Torrent

    tor′ent, n. a rushing stream: a strong or turbulent current.—adj. rushing in a stream.—ns. Torr′ent-bow, a bow of prismatic colours formed above the spray of a torrent; Torr′ent-duck, a merganser of genus Merganetta, found in the swift water-courses of the Andes.—adj. Torren′tial, of the nature of a torrent, produced by the agency of rapid streams: overwhelmingly voluble.—n. Torrential′ity.—adv. Torren′tially. [L. torrens, -entis, boiling, pr.p. of torrēre, to dry.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. torrent

    A land flood rushing from mountainous tracts, often with destructive effect. It is produced by an accumulation of water from rains or the melting of snows.

Editors Contribution

  1. Torrent

    a strong and fast-moving stream of water or other liquid.

    Submitted by anonymous on May 18, 2014  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of torrent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of torrent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of torrent in a Sentence

  1. Theocritus:

    Now begins a torrent of words and a trickling of sense.

  2. Mr Calder:

    He must’ve gotten caught in a torrent and confused, beached himself on the side of the road.

  3. The Dhammapada:

    There is no fire like passion; there is no shark like hatred; there is no snare like folly; there is no torrent like greed.

  4. Joe Bollard:

    It's a trickle rather than a torrent at this early stage but this does create a real medium term window of opportunity for Ireland.

  5. Paul Valery:

    The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.

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