1. a heavy rain
(synonym) downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, pelter, soaker
(hypernym) rain, rainfall
2. a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid); "the houses were swept away in the torrent"
(synonym) violent stream
(hypernym) current, stream
3. an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
(synonym) flood, inundation, deluge
(hypernym) batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew