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Meaning of TORCH

Pronunciation:  torch

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a burner that produces a hot flame
  2. [n]  a small portable battery-powered electric lamp
  3. [n]  a light carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance
  4. [n]  tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches
  5. [v]  burn maliciously, as by arson; "The madman torched the barns"

TORCH is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: Aaron's rod, blowlamp, blowtorch, common mullein, flannel mullein, flashlight, great mullein, Verbascum thapsus, woolly mullein
 See Also: burn, burn down, burner, electric lamp, fire, flambeau, flannel leaf, flashlight battery, light, light source, mullein, oxyacetylene torch, penlight, velvet plant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Torch\ (t[^o]rch), n. [OE. torche, F. torche a torch,
rag, wisp, pad; probably from a derivative of L. torquere,
tortum, to twist, because twisted like a rope; cf. F. torcher
to rub, wipe, It. topcia a torch, torciare to wrap, twist,
OF. torse a torse. Cf. {Torture}.]
A light or luminary formed of some combustible substance, as
of resinous wood; a large candle or flambeau, or a lamp
giving a large, flaring flame.

      They light the nuptial torch.            --Milton.

{Torch thistle}. (Bot.) See under {Thistle}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing torches in your dream, symbolizes much pleasantries and a great outlook in business. Dreaming that you are carrying a lit torch means success in love.