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1. torch

noun. ['ˈtɔrtʃ'] a light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance.

Synonyms

  • light source
  • light

Antonyms

  • chaste
  • fatty
  • well

Etymology

  • torche (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Torch

  • scorch
  • porch
  • foertsch
  • dortch

How do you pronounce torch?

Pronounce torch as tɔrʧ.

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Sentences with torch


1. Noun, singular or mass
Light the torch and put the tip of the flame on the fitting.

2. Verb, base form
Running on an elliptical trainer is also a good way to torch calories.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Generally, heavier individuals torch more calories than leaner people during exercise.

Quotes about torch


1. My dad is so unique in what he does. It's not like I'm taking a torch from him and doing his thing. I hope I've carried from him a little bit of a sense of irony, a little bit of a wink.
- Willie Geist

2. I am going to take this bucket of water and pour it on the flames of hell, and then I am going to use this torch to burn down the gates of paradise so that people will not love God for want of heaven or fear of hell, but because He is God.
- John Green, Looking for Alaska

3. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

2. torch

noun. ['ˈtɔrtʃ'] tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches.

Synonyms

  • great mullein
  • woolly mullein
  • flannel leaf
  • Aaron's rod
  • common mullein
  • velvet plant
  • mullein
  • flannel mullein

Antonyms

  • sufficient
  • stressed
  • heavy-footed
  • deep

Etymology

  • torche (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. torch

noun. ['ˈtɔrtʃ'] a burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame.

Synonyms

  • oxyacetylene torch
  • blowlamp
  • burner

Antonyms

  • bright
  • dull
  • dullness
  • light

Etymology

  • torche (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. torch

noun. ['ˈtɔrtʃ'] a small portable battery-powered electric lamp.

Synonyms

  • penlight
  • flashlight battery
  • electric lamp

Antonyms

  • darken
  • ascend
  • rise
  • heavy

Etymology

  • torche (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. torch

verb. ['ˈtɔrtʃ'] burn maliciously, as by arson.

Synonyms

  • fire
  • burn down

Antonyms

  • significant
  • intemperate
  • compact

Etymology

  • torche (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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