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TORRENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does torrent mean? 

TORRENT (noun)
  The noun TORRENT has 3 senses:

1. a heavy rain
2. a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid)
3. an overwhelming number or amount

  Familiarity information: TORRENT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TORRENT (noun)


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Meaning:

A heavy rain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

torrent; soaker; pelter; downpour; cloudburst; deluge; waterspout

Hypernyms ("torrent" is a kind of...):

rain; rainfall (water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere)


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Meaning:

A violently fast stream of water (or other liquid)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

violent stream; torrent

Context example:

the houses were swept away in the torrent

Hypernyms ("torrent" is a kind of...):

current; stream (a steady flow (usually from natural causes))


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Meaning:

An overwhelming number or amount

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

deluge; flood; inundation; torrent

Context examples:

a flood of requests / a torrent of abuse

Hypernyms ("torrent" is a kind of...):

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 ((often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent)


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