HyperDic: torch

English > 5 senses of the word torch:
NOUNartifacttorcha light usually carried in the hand
planttorch, common mullein, great mullein, Aaron's rod, flannel mullein, woolly mullein, Verbascum thapsustall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers
artifacttorch, flashlighta small portable battery-powered electric lamp
artifacttorch, blowtorch, blowlampa burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame
VERBchangetorchburn maliciously, as by arson
torch > pronunciation
Soundstao'rch
Rhymesblowtorch ... scorch: 4 rhymes with aorch...
English > torch: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance.
NarrowerflambeauA flaming torch (such as are used in processions at night)
Broaderlight, light sourceAny device serving as a source of illumination
Spanishantorcha, linterna
Catalantorxa
Verbstorchburn maliciously, as by arson
English > torch: 5 senses > noun 2, plant
Meaningtall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches.
Synonymscommon mullein, great mullein, Aaron's rod, flannel mullein, woolly mullein, Verbascum thapsus
Broadermullein, flannel leaf, velvet plantAny of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers
Spanishgordolobo, verbascum thapsus
Catalanverbascum thapsus, Verbascum thapsus
English > torch: 5 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA small portable battery-powered electric lamp.
Synonymflashlight
Partsflashlight batteryA small dry battery containing dry cells
NarrowerpenlightA small flashlight resembling a fountain pen
Broaderelectric lampA lamp powered by electricity
Spanishflash, lámpara, linterna
Catalanllanterna
English > torch: 5 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame.
Synonymsblowtorch, blowlamp
Narroweroxyacetylene torchA blowtorch that burns oxyacetylene
BroaderburnerAn apparatus for burning fuel (or refuse)
Spanishsoplete
Catalanbufador
Verbstorchburn maliciously, as by arson
English > torch: 5 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBurn maliciously, as by arson.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The madman torched the barns"
Broaderburn, fire, burn downDestroy by fire
Catalancalar foc a
Nounstorcha burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame
torcha light usually carried in the hand

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