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

Freebase

  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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How to say torrent in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Mr Calder:

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

  2. Father Malachy Conlon:

    The pastoral council talked about reaching out to people at this difficult time and as we talked, this idea evolved. It was all quite spontaneous, there were huge crowds, it was a moving turnout. I've never received such a torrent of messages as I have this evening, people deeply appreciative and feeling connected to one another, despite all of the distancing.

  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. Bill Werde:

    If youre a music fan and you appreciate the history of Woodstock as a cultural, pinnacle moment, even as a brand, its hard not to be sad about this seemingly never-ending torrent of missteps and false hopes, for the sake of the legacy of Woodstock, I kind of wish they would stop. Its like watching a boxer who just wont stay down when he really should.

  5. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    Born often under another sky, placed in the middle of an always moving scene, himself driven by the irresistible torrent which draws all about him, the American has no time to tie himself to anything, he grows accustomed only to change, and ends by regarding it as the natural state of man. He feels the need of it, more he loves it; for the instability; instead of meaning disaster to him, seems to give birth only to miracles all about him.

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