Torrent meaning

tôrənt, tŏr-
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A flood or rush of words, mail, etc.
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A heavy, uncontrolled flow.

A torrent of insults; torrents of information.

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The definition of a torrent is a stream or rush of something like water, rain or mail.

An example of torrent is rain coming down at a rapid pace.

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A heavy downpour; a deluge.
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A swift, violent stream, esp. of water.
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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.

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(figuratively) A large amount or stream of something.

They endured a torrent of inquiries.

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Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream.
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(Internet, file sharing) A set of files obtainable through a peer-to-peer network, especially BitTorrent.

I got a torrent of the complete works of Shakespeare the other day; I'm not sure why.

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(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.

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A turbulent, swift-flowing stream.
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A very heavy fall of rain.
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Origin of torrent

  • Latin torrēns torrent- from present participle of torrēre to burn ters- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From BitTorrent and the file extension it uses for metadata (.torrent).

    From Wiktionary

  • [1601] From French torrent

    From Wiktionary