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Definition of Torrent

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stream, flood
Torrent Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream.
  
(n.)
Fig.: A violent or rapid flow; a strong current; a flood; as, a torrent of vices; a torrent of eloquence.
  
(n.)
A violent stream, as of water, lava, or the like; a stream suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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torrent
\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.
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.
torrent
\tor"rent\, a. [see torrent, n.] rolling or rushing in a rapid stream. "waves of torrent fire." [
torrent
n
1. a heavy rain [syn: downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, pelter, soaker]


2. a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid); "the houses were swept away in the torrent" [syn: violent stream ]


3. an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse" [syn: flood, deluge]



Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
tuile f., tuile le fánaidh
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Erlif = n. a great torrent; flood
Ffrau = n. a flux, a torrent, a. streaming, gushing
Ffrwd = n. a stream, a torrent
Garw = n. a rough; a torrent; the after-birth, a. rough
Gorffrwd = n. a violent torrent
Gweilgi = n. torrent; ocean
Lliant = n. a torrent, a stream
Llifddwfr = n. a torrent
Trenllif = n. rapid torrent
WordNet 2.0

Noun
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
Torrent Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are looking upon a rushing torrent, denotes that you will have unusual trouble and anxiety.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Torrent Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A torrent is a fast flowing stream.

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In the BitTorrent file distribution system, a torrent file is a computer file that contains metadata about files and folders to be distributed, and usually also a list of the network locations of trackers, which are computers that help participants in the system find each other and form efficient distribution groups called swarms. A torrent file does not contain the content to be distributed; it only contains information about those files, such as their names, sizes, folder structure, and cryptographic hash values for verifying file integrity. Depending on context, a torrent may be the torrent file or the referenced content.

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Torrent Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(1) A turbulent, swift-flowing stream. (2) A heavy downpour; a deluge.