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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ But it would be wrong to hold psychoanalysis entirely responsible tor this slippage.
▪ Changing our conception of international law could therefore have a bearing on our capacity tor achieving peace.
▪ Eugene Goodheart, tor instance, describes Birkin as suffering from a homosexual fear oft women.
▪ Heather wondered at first whether Miss Poole would dare; it would be asking tor a rematch.
▪ It is necessary to prepare tor convalescence before you go into hospital if that is at all possible.
▪ This is a significant service that we provide tor the profession.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tor \Tor\, n. [AS. torr; cf. Gael. torr. Cf. Tower.]

  1. A tower; a turret. [R.]

  2. High-pointed hill; a rocky pinnacle. [Prov. Eng.]

    A rolling range of dreary moors, unbroken by tor or tree.
    --C. Kingsley.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"high, rocky hill," Old English torr "rock, crag;" said to be a different word than torr "tower." Obviously cognate with Gaelic torr "lofty hill, mound," Old Welsh twrr "heap, pile;" and perhaps ultimately with Latin turris "high structure" (see tower (n.)). But sources disagree on whether the Celts borrowed it from the Anglo-Saxons or the other way round.


Etymology 1 a. (alternative form of tore lang=en nodot=1) ("hard, difficult; strong; rich"). Etymology 2

n. 1 A craggy outcrop of rock on the summit of a hill. 2 (context South-West England English) A hill. 3 (context UK dialect English) A tower; a turret.

  1. n. a prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill

  2. a high rocky hill

Tor (rock formation)

A tor, which is also known by geomorphologists as either a castle koppie or kopje, is a large, free-standing rock outcrop that rises abruptly from the surrounding smooth and gentle slopes of a rounded hill summit or ridge crest. In the South West of England, the term is commonly also used for the hills themselves – particularly the high points of Dartmoor in Devon and Bodmin Moor in Cornwall.

Tor (genus)

Tor is a genus of cyprinid fish commonly known as mahseers.


Tor, TOR or ToR may refer to:

Tor (comics)

Tor is an American comics series, created by Joe Kubert and Norman Maurer in the story 1,000,000 Years Ago! (Sept. 1953), published by St. John Publications. The series' protagonist, Tor, is a prehistoric cave man who has fantasy adventures set in a realistically drawn setting. The original series only ran for five issues and ended in 1954. However, "Tor" was revived by DC Comics in June 1975 for six issues. In June 1993 Marvel Comics released new adventures of Tor.

Tor (research station)

Tor research station is a Norwegian Antarctic research station in Queen Maud Land, in the easternmost part of Princess Martha Coast at Svarthamaren Mountain, established in 1993. It is located 1625 metres above sea level, about 200 km from the coast. It is smaller than the other Norwegian station, Troll, and a summer-only station.

Tor (anonymity network)

Tor is free software for enabling anonymous communication. The name is derived from an acronym for the original software project name "The Onion Router". Tor directs Internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer network consisting of more than seven thousand relays to conceal a user's location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis. Using Tor makes it more difficult for Internet activity to be traced back to the user: this includes "visits to Web sites, online posts, instant messages, and other communication forms". Tor's use is intended to protect the personal privacy of users, as well as their freedom and ability to conduct confidential communication by keeping their Internet activities from being monitored.

Onion routing is implemented by encryption in the application layer of a communication protocol stack, nested like the layers of an onion. Tor encrypts the data, including the destination IP address, multiple times and sends it through a virtual circuit comprising successive, randomly selected Tor relays. Each relay decrypts a layer of encryption to reveal only the next relay in the circuit in order to pass the remaining encrypted data on to it. The final relay decrypts the innermost layer of encryption and sends the original data to its destination without revealing, or even knowing, the source IP address. Because the routing of the communication is partly concealed at every hop in the Tor circuit, this method eliminates any single point at which the communicating peers can be determined through network surveillance that relies upon knowing its source and destination.

An adversary might try to de-anonymize the user by some means. One way this may be achieved is by exploiting vulnerable software on the user's computer. The NSA had a technique that targets a vulnerability - which they codenamed "EgotisticalGiraffe" - in an outdated Firefox browser version at one time bundled with the Tor package, and in general, targets Tor users for close monitoring under its XKeyscore program. Attacks against Tor are an active area of academic research, which is welcomed by the Tor Project itself.

Tor (surname)

Tor is the surname of the following people

  • George Tor (born 1989), Nigerian association football player
  • Guilhem de la Tor (fl. 1216–1233), French jongleur-troubadour
  • Margaret Tor-Thompson (c. 1962–2007), Liberian politician
  • Tamy Ben-Tor (born 1975), Israeli visual artist
Tor (given name)

Tor is a Nordic masculine given name. It may refer to

  • Tor Ahlsand (born 1931), Norwegian Olympic rower
  • Tor Albert Ersdal (born 1972), Norwegian Olympic rower
  • Tor Arneberg (1928–2015), Norwegian Olympic sailor
  • Tor Arne Andreassen (born 1983), Norwegian association football player
  • Tor Burman (1921–1995), Swedish Olympic equestrian
  • Tor Egil Horn (born 1976), Norwegian football goalkeeper
  • Tor Egil Kreken (born 1977), Norwegian musician
  • Tor Endresen (born 1959), Norwegian singer
  • Tor Erik Jenstad (born 1956), Norwegian linguist
  • Tor Graves (born 1972), Thai racing driver
  • Tor Gundersen (1935–2012), Norwegian Olympic ice hockey player
  • Tor Håkon Holte (born 1958), Norwegian Olympic cross-country skier
  • Tor Halvorsen (1930–1987), Norwegian politician
  • Tor Heiestad (born 1962), Norwegian Olympic shooter
  • Tor Helge Eikeland (born 1960), Norwegian Olympic ice hockey player
  • Tor Helness (born 1957 or 1958), Norwegian professional bridge player
  • Tor Henning Hamre (born 1979), Norwegian football striker
  • Tor Hogne Aarøy (born 1977), Norwegian football forward
  • Tor Isedal (1924–1990), Swedish actor
  • Tor Johnson (1903–1971), Swedish professional wrestler
  • Tor Lund (1888–1972), Norwegian Olympic gymnast
  • Tor Lundsten (1926–1970), Finnish Olympic rower
  • Tor Mann (1894–1974), Swedish conductor
  • Tor Njaa (1912–1944), Norwegian resistance member during World War II
  • Tor Nessling (1901–1971), Finnish industrialist
  • Tor Nilsson (1919–1989), Swedish Olympic wrestler
  • Tor Norberg (1888–1972), Swedish Olympic gymnast
  • Tor Nørretranders (born 1955), Danish author
  • Tor Oftedal (1925–1980), Norwegian politician
  • Tor Ole Skullerud (born 1970), Norwegian football manager and former player
  • Tor Ørvig (1916–1994), Norwegian-born Swedish paleontologist
  • Tor Richter (1938–2010), Norwegian Olympic shooter
  • Tor Røste Fossen (born 1940), Norwegian football coach
  • Tor Seidler (born 1952), American author
  • Tor Skeie (born 1965), Norwegian Olympic cross-country skier
  • Tor Sørnes (born 1925), Norwegian inventor
  • Tor Stokke (1928–2003), Norwegian actor
  • Tor-Arne Strøm (born 1952), Norwegian politician
  • Tor Svendsberget (born 1947), Norwegian Olympic biathlon competitor
  • Tor Torgersen (born 1928), Norwegian Olympic runner
  • Tor Ulven (1953–1995), Norwegian poet

Usage examples of "tor".

The shriveled Vistana had gazed at Clarissewith those hard black eyes, and had pointed with acrooked finger toward the manor house, perched like adark bird on the tor above the village.

Tor Bolson, manning the oar in front of him began to laugh at what he perceived as his ineptitude.

They ran to do his bidding, and were joined by Tor Bolson and Erl Fostison, all glad of something practical to do to break the awful tension of the waiting and the news.

Ever since we lost Tor Bolson, though I never seemed to be watching at the right time to see it with my own eyes.

They have their alliances, with Astalaz of Laka, Kranaj of Tor Ench and Segiddis of Hyerne.

King of Tor Ench, swore the highest oaths that the murderer had acted alone and unknown.

I returned, having thought and seen her point, and asked to go to Tor Ench instead.

After stepping off the ramp Tor began to stroll through the crowd, looking for a sign that Falk had already reached the station himself.

He began to understand the angry things Tor and Fent said about the southerners being their ancient enemy, words that at the time had seemed cruel and stupid.

Torber, the last gardener, had been sacked for allowing some large yellow daffodils to infiltrate the herbaceous borders.

Lords Belath and Lesk the Glut, Grigis and Menor Maimbite, Lascula Longtooth and Tor Tornbody were missing, along with many lesser Wamphyri lights.

A moment later a frantic silhouette appeared at the top of the tor, and the voice of Orace hailed down an anxious query.

Fenn Queal was visited yesterday morning by a valet recently dismissed by Tor Bezaemar.

Betty Jeanne Tor rence discreetly shooed the maid out of the bedroom, then finally called an answer to her husband.

They came to Taplin Hill, this host, to where the High Tor reaches its henge moon-high, where dwelt the Wessener, the Gatekeepers.