Associations to the word «Torch»

Pictures for the word «Torch»


TORCH, noun. A stick with a flame on one end, used chiefly as a light source; a similarly shaped implement with a replaceable supply of flammable material.
TORCH, noun. (UK) (Ireland) (Australia) (New Zealand) (South Africa) A portable light source powered by electricity; a flashlight.
TORCH, noun. (slang) (US) An arsonist.
TORCH, noun. Short form for blowtorch or oxy-gas torch.
TORCH, verb. To set fire to, especially by use of a torch (flaming stick).
TORCH COMPLEX, noun. (medicine) A set of perinatal infections that can lead to anomalies or fetal loss: toxoplasmosis, other infections, rubella, cytomegalovirus, and herpes simplex virus-2.
TORCH GINGER, noun. A Southeast Asian tropical plant related to ginger, Etlingera elatior, with pink buds used as a seasoning and spectacular red flowers.
TORCH RUNNER, noun. A torchbearer, as in the Olympics.
TORCH RUNNER, noun. (Sussex) one who collects used torches for a bonfire society on bonfire night.
TORCH RUNNERS, noun. Plural of torch runner
TORCH SINGER, noun. A singer of torch songs; most often a woman
TORCH SINGERS, noun. Plural of torch singer
TORCH SONG, noun. A song, often sentimental, lamenting an unrequited love; normally sung by a woman.
TORCH SONGS, noun. Plural of torch song

Dictionary definition

TORCH, noun. A light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance.
TORCH, noun. Tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches.
TORCH, noun. A small portable battery-powered electric lamp.
TORCH, noun. A burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame.
TORCH, verb. Burn maliciously, as by arson; "The madman torched the barns".

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