Crossword clues for torch
- Burn to the ground
- Commit arson on
- A light carried in the hand
- A burner that produces a hot flame
- Consists of some flammable substance
- A small portable battery-powered electric lamp
- Commit arson
- Kind of song
- Kind of singer or bearer
- Statue of Liberty area closed to visitors
- Kind of singer
- Fierstein's "___ Song Trilogy"
- Olympics light
- Type of light or song
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
flashlight \flash"light`\ n. a portable battery-powered electric lamp, small enough to be held in one hand; -- it is most commonly cylindrical, but other forms are also made. It is called in Britain a torch
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-13c., from Old French torche "torch," also "handful of straw" (for wiping or cleaning, hence French torcher "to wipe, wipe down"), originally "twisted thing," then "torch formed of twisted tow dipped in wax," probably from Vulgar Latin *torca, alteration of Late Latin torqua, from Latin torquere "to twist" (see torque (n.)).\n
\nIn Britain, also applied to the battery-driven version (in U.S., a flashlight). To pass the torch is an ancient metaphor from the Greek torch-races (lampadedromia) where the goal was to reach the finish line with the torch still burning. Torch-bearer "leader of a cause" is from 1530s. Torch song is 1927 ("My Melancholy Baby," performed by Tommy Lyman, is said to have been the first so called), from carry a torch "suffer an unrequited love" (also 1927), Broadway slang, but the sense is obscure.
1819, "illuminate with a torch," from torch (n.). Meaning "set fire to" is from 1931. Related: Torched; torching.
n. 1 A stick with a flame on one end, used chiefly as a light source; a similarly shaped implement with a replaceable supply of flammable material. 2 (context UK Ireland Australia New Zealand South Africa English) A portable light source powered by electricity; a flashlight. 3 (context slang US English) An arsonist. vb. To set fire to, especially by use of a torch (flaming stick).
n. a light carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance
tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches [syn: common mullein, great mullein, Aaron's rod, flannel mullein, woolly mullein, Verbascum thapsus]
a small portable battery-powered electric lamp [syn: flashlight]
v. burn maliciously, as by arson; "The madman torched the barns"
A torch is a stick with combustible material at one end, which is ignited and used as a light source. Torches have been used throughout history, and are still used in processions, symbolic and religious events, and in juggling entertainment. In some countries the word "torch" is used as the term for a battery-operated portable light.
'''Frederik Hahn ''' (born September 29, 1971 in Heidelberg), better known by his stage name Torch, is a German rapper. He is also known as DJ Haitian Star. He was among the first German rappers who began rapping in German in the mid-1980s in Heidelberg, laying the foundation for the success of German hip hop music. In 1985, Afrika Bambaataa named him king of the first German chapter of the Zulu Nation and also gave him the title: Overlord of Sound & Culture.
Juggling torches are one of various props used by jugglers. Torches are usually commercially made props that are made of wood and/or metal with a wick attached at one end. The wick is impregnated with a flammable substance (usually paraffin) and ignited before use.
Torch is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's tenth studio album (eleventh overall). It was her first album devoted to standards, mostly old torch songs, relating unrequited love or rejection. The album also features one Simon original, "From the Heart". The album was released in 1981, and was recorded during her marriage break up to James Taylor, which was announced shortly after the release of the album.
A torch is a portable burning light source.
Torch or torches may also refer to:
Torch is a hardcore/metal band from Trondheim, Norway.
Torch is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series. He is affiliated with Cobra as one of the Dreadnoks and debuted in 1985. He is often seen working closely with Ripper and Buzzer.
Torch is the first album by Devon Allman's Honeytribe. It was originally released in 2006, by Livewire Recordings, then rereleased in 2007 by Provogue Records.
"Torch" is a song by English synthpop duo Soft Cell. It was released as a single in 1982 and reached number two on the UK Singles Chart, number 31 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart and number 12 in the Netherlands.
Kevin Christopher Belnavis (born July 12, 1982), better known by his stage name Torch, is an American rapper signed to Maybach Music Group as part of the group Triple C's. Born and with a childhood in the Castle Hill area of the Bronx, he was sent by his mother to live with his older sister in Miami, Florida, as a teen.
While living in Miami, he met William Leonard Roberts II, who came to be better known as musician Rick Ross; a Miami rapper called Gunplay, and rapper Young Breed; together, the four young men formed the Southern rap group Triple C's (aka Carol City Cartel).
Torch is a Chromium-based web browser and Internet suite developed by Torch Media. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying websites, sharing websites via social networks, downloading torrents, accelerating downloads and grabbing online media, all directly from the browser. Torch Browser is commercial freeware.
Torch is based on the Chromium source code. Torch's most recent version, 18.104.22.16826, uses Chromium version 40, making it compatible with all add-ons and extensions available in the Chrome store. On June 18, 2013, Torch announced that it had surpassed 10 million active users.
Torrent site The Pirate Bay has run paid endorsements for Torch on their website.
Torch is the debut novel of American author Cheryl Strayed. Published in 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the book was a finalist for the Great Lakes Book Award and was selected by The Oregonian as one of the top ten books of 2006 by writers living in the Pacific Northwest. The book presents the story of family crisis and grief through the failing health and subsequent death of a mother of two children in Minnesota. The book is loosely based on the real life of the author.
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Usage examples of "torch".
These protected the main bodies by a process of ablation so that to the opposition each man appeared to flare up under fire like a living torch.
The first eight were spent accelerating, and then the blazing antimatter torches were turned toward the enemy and a deceleration began.
He strapped on his Smith and Wesson, shrugged into his jacket and put the aerosol can in one pocket and the hooded torch in the other.
Aye as I went, that maiden who had reared The torch of Truth afar, of whose high deeds The Hermit in his pilgrimage had heard, Haunted my thoughts.
Frenchman, Pierre Rostafel, who wandered unsteadily up and down the quadrangle, his torch of alfa grass ready in his hand.
I switched on the torch and found Angekok there before me, his arms folded across his chest.
There is a dry bituminous wood upon the plateaua species of araucaria, according to our botanistwhich is always used by the Indians for torches.
I was beginning to wonder if Arem was going to let us bring out any torches, when I thought I saw a little movement in a distant tree to my left.
The gentle glow of the Argand lamps had been replaced by pitch-coated torches in iron sconces.
The Seneschal was quickly at his shoulder with a flaring torch as Prince Rupert entered the Armoury of the Forest Kings.
Hal appeared in the armoury doorway with a sword in one hand and a burning torch that he had seized from its bracket in the other.
Then Aumery, having handed his torch to Tirgit, was there, fussily helping Michel to rise to his feet.
Skinner, at Harvard, to carry the torch of behaviourism, which he continued to do throughout his long career as experimental psychologist, educational adviser, philosopher and novelist until his death in 1990.
Finally the two whirling torches were flung full at the bolder Aliansa.
The boojum registered the number, velocity, mass, and origin of the small ships, as well as noting the tell-tale hydrogen torches propelling them.