Definition of torrent
1 : a tumultuous outpouring : rush
2 : a violent stream of a liquid (such as water or lava)
3 : a channel of a mountain stream
Examples of torrent in a Sentence
The storm turned the stream into a raging torrent.
The rain came down in torrents.
Recent Examples of torrent from the Web
Such behavior can quickly lead to a torrent of leaks.
A torrent of online threats led him to deactivate his social-media profiles.
At that point, Calafiura says, machine learning will be vital for keeping up with the torrent of data.
The Brexit relocation will probably be a trickle, not a torrent, with each bank moving a few hundred jobs at the most.
There are a number of scenes in The Beguiled that may feel eerily familiar to the alumnae of all-girls schools, but for me there was one in particular that unleashed a torrent of repressed memories.
That isn’t because adding the stocks to major gauges like MSCI’s flagship Emerging Markets Index—after rejections in each of the past three years—will lead to a torrent of money into China.
The full-size shower delivered a torrent of delightful hot water.
The trickle of information about Beyoncé’s new babies is quickly becoming a torrent since last night’s confirmation that Queen Bey gave birth to twins earlier this week.
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Definition of torrent
First Known Use of torrent
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Definition of torrent for English Language Learners
: a large amount of water that moves very quickly in one direction
: a large amount of something that is released suddenly
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Definition of torrent for Students
1 : a rushing stream of liquid
2 : a large amount of something especially that is released suddenly a torrent of rain The mice came out in a torrent. — Robert McCloskey, Homer Price
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