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
At that point, Calafiura says, machine learning will be vital for keeping up with the torrent of data.
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.
The full-size shower delivered a torrent of delightful hot water.
The MarsDae library that's spawning the popup torrent supports Android versions 2.3 through 6, as well as Samsung, Huawei, Mizu, Mi, and Nexus devices.
The other revolution is an explosion of ever-more sophisticated supercomputers and software that help researchers make sense of the torrent of data coming from DNA sequencing systems.
The torrent of hate that Trump has so cavalierly unleashed has moved attacks against Jews, Muslims, Hispanics, and African-Americans from the margins toward the mainstream.
President Trump took to Twitter - his go-to communications method - to unleash a torrent of criticism at James Comey and those questioning his administration's motives for the firing of the FBI director.
Their rivalry lead to some of the show’s fiercest insults with both Blanche and Sophia letting loose with a torrent of ill will.
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Definition of torrent
First Known Use of torrent
TORRENT Defined for English Language Learners
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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