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5 definitions found
 for Torch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  flashlight \flash"light`\ n.
     a portable battery-powered electric lamp, small enough to be
     held in one hand; -- it is most commonly cylindrical, but
     other forms are also made. It is called in Britain a torch
  
     Syn: torch.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Torch \Torch\ (t[^o]rch), n. [OE. torche, F. torche a torch,
     rag, wisp, pad; probably from a derivative of L. torquere,
     tortum, to twist, because twisted like a rope; cf. F. torcher
     to rub, wipe, It. topcia a torch, torciare to wrap, twist,
     OF. torse a torse. Cf. Torture.]
     A light or luminary formed of some combustible substance, as
     of resinous wood; a large candle or flambeau, or a lamp
     giving a large, flaring flame.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           They light the nuptial torch.            --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Torch thistle. (Bot.) See under Thistle.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Torchwort \Torch"wort`\, n. (Bot.)
     The common mullein, the stalks of which, dipped in suet,
     anciently served for torches. Called also torch, and
     hig-taper.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  torch
      n 1: a light usually carried in the hand; consists of some
           flammable substance
      2: tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow
         flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in
         tallow for funeral torches [syn: common mullein, great
         mullein, Aaron's rod, flannel mullein, woolly mullein,
         torch, Verbascum thapsus]
      3: a small portable battery-powered electric lamp [syn:
         flashlight, torch]
      4: a burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame
         [syn: blowtorch, torch, blowlamp]
      v 1: burn maliciously, as by arson; "The madman torched the
           barns"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "torch":
     acetylene welder, angle, arsonist, bait the hook, bank, blast lamp,
     blowpipe, blowtorch, bob, brand, burn, burner, butane lighter,
     candle, cigarette lighter, clam, conflagrate, cresset, dap, dib,
     dibble, drive, electric light bulb, enkindle, fan the flame, feed,
     feed the fire, fire, firebrand, firebug, fish, flambeau, flame,
     flaming torch, flare, flint, flint and steel, fly-fish, fusee, gig,
     glim, go fishing, grig, guddle, ignite, igniter, illuminant,
     illuminator, incandescent body, inflame, jack, jacklight, jig,
     kindle, lamp, lantern, light, light bulb, light source, light up,
     lighter, link, luminant, luminary, match, moon, net, portfire,
     rekindle, relight, relume, seine, set fire to, set on fire, shrimp,
     signal flare, source of light, sparker, spill, spin, stars,
     still-fish, stir the fire, stoke, stoke the fire, strike a light,
     sun, taper, touch off, trawl, troll, welder, welding blowpipe,
     whale
  
  

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