What does torrent mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term torrent:

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.


  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

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