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Meaning of TORRENT

Pronunciation:  'torunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid); "the houses were swept away in the torrent"
  2. [n]  a heavy rain
  3. [n]  an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"

TORRENT is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: cloudburst, deluge, deluge, downpour, flood, inundation, pelter, soaker, violent stream, waterspout
 See Also: batch, current, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, rain, rainfall, sight, slew, spate, stack, stream, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tor"rent\, n. [F., fr. L. torrens, -entis, fr. torrens
    burning, roaring, boiling, p. pr. of torrere to dry by heat,
    to burn. See {Torrid}.]
    1. A violent stream, as of water, lava, or the like; a stream
       suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice.
             The roaring torrent is deep and wide. --Longfellow.
    2. Fig.: A violent or rapid flow; a strong current; a flood;
       as, a torrent of vices; a torrent of eloquence.
             At length, Erasmus, that great injured name, . . .
             Stemmed the wild torrent of a barbarous age. --Pope.
  2. \Tor"rent\, a. [See {Torrent}, n.]
    Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream. ``Waves of torrent
    fire.'' --Milton.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a torrent in your dream means unexpected trouble.
Biology Dictionary
  1. A temporary flow condition in streams created by heavy rainfall or rapid snow melt; characterized by near bankfull discharge, sizable increase in velocity, standing waves, and loss of the typical stepped profile and hydraulic diversity of habitat.
  2. Natural watercourse in steep mountains and with highly fluctuating flow or water.