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ˈtɔr ənt, ˈtɒr-tor·rent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soakernoun

    a heavy rain

  2. torrent, violent streamnoun

    a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid)

    "the houses were swept away in the torrent"

  3. flood, inundation, deluge, torrentnoun

    an overwhelming number or amount

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Torrentnoun

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

  2. Torrentnoun

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

  3. Torrentnoun

    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.

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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. David Rehr:

    The waiting buys them a lot of valuable time to assess how this torrent of change may affect their business.

  4. Eddie Redmayne:

    Similarly, there continues to be a hideous torrent of abuse towards trans people online and out in the world that is devastating.

  5. Theocritus:

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

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    the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
    • A. tight
    • B. reassuring
    • C. transparent
    • D. blistering

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