torrent Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "torrent" - English Dictionary

See all translations

torrentnoun

uk   /ˈtɒr.ənt/  us   /ˈtɔːr-/
[S] a sudden large or too large amount, especially one that seems to be uncontrolled: He let out a torrent of abuse/angry words. They are worried that the flow/trickle/stream of tourists could swell into an unmanageable torrent if there are no controls. [C] a large amount of water that is moving quickly: Heavy rainfall turned the river into a rushing/raging torrent.torrents [plural] large amounts: torrents of rain The rain came down/fell in torrents. We have received torrents of letters/requests/criticism.
(Definition of torrent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of torrent?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “torrent” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
sprint

a short and very fast race, such as the 100 metres, or the last part of a longer race that is run as fast as possible

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More