An example of torrent is rain coming down at a rapid pace.
- a swift, violent stream, esp. of water
- a flood or rush of words, mail, etc.
- a very heavy fall of rain
Origin of torrentFrench from Classical Latin torrens, burning, roaring, rushing, impetuous, present participle of torrere, to parch, dry, roast, consume: see thirst
- A turbulent, swift-flowing stream.
- A heavy downpour; a deluge.
- A heavy, uncontrolled flow: a torrent of insults; torrents of information.
Origin of torrentLatin torrēns torrent- from present participle of torrēre to burn ; see ters- in Indo-European roots.
- A violent flow, as of water, lava, etc.; a stream suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice.
- Rain fell on the hills in torrents.
- A torrent of green and white water broke over the hull of the sail-boat.
- (figuratively) A large amount or stream of something.
- They endured a torrent of inquiries.
(comparative more torrent, superlative most torrent)
- Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream.
 From French torrent
(third-person singular simple present torrents, present participle torrenting, simple past and past participle torrented)
- (Internet slang) To download in a torrent.
- The video rental place didn't have the film I was after, but I managed to torrent it.