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From Old French _torche_, ultimately from Latin _torqueō_ (“twist”).

From Old French torche, ultimately from Latin torqueō (twist).

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* (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /tɔː(ɹ)tʃ/ * (US) IPA(key): /tɔɹtʃ/ * Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)tʃ

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TORCH (_plural_ TORCHES) * 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. _The mob of angry villagers carried TORCHES and pitchforks to the vampire′s castle._ * 1984 June–July, Frances A. Harmon, _The Olympic Games - For Good and All_, _Ebony Jr_, page 18, Eleven days before the start of the Games, a flaming TORCH is ignited by the sun in Olympia at the ruins of the ancient Temple of Zeus. * 2007, Lee Mylne, _Frommer′s Portable Australia′s Great Barrier Reef_, page 87, Coconut palms with white-painted trunks surround the lagoon, which is lit by flaming TORCHES at night. * 2008 April 22-28, _Outlook_, page 48, The degradation of the TORCH worldwide— it had to be snuffed out more than once to protect it from protesters—even provoked angry Chinese students to mobilise “150 strong and energetic runners” to defend it in Australia, raising the spectre of violence. * (UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa) A portable light source powered by electricity; a flashlight. _Ernst slipped and dropped his TORCH on the flagstones, shattering the bulb and plunging us into darkness._ * 2003, Margo Daly, Anne Dehne, _Rough Guide to Australia_, page 385, There are no streetlights — so you′ll need to bring a TORCH with you, or buy one from Joy′s Shop, if you want to venture out at night. * 2006, Marc Llewellyn, Lee Mylne, _Frommer′s Australia from $60 a Day_, page 365, It's a good idea to bring a TORCH (flashlight) and maybe binoculars for wildlife spotting. * 2010, Nicholas Tailey, Simon O′Connor, _Examination Medicine_, Elsevier Australia, page 349, Use your pocket TORCH and shine the light from the side to gauge the reaction to light on both sides. * (slang, US) An arsonist. SYNONYMS * (stick with flame at one end): brand * (portable electric light): flashlight (US) DERIVED TERMS * blowtorch * carry a torch for * torchbearer * torchlight * torch runner * torch singer * torch song TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO * handlamp * headlamp

torch (plural torches)

  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.
    The mob of angry villagers carried torches and pitchforks to the vampire′s castle.
  2. (UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa) A portable light source powered by electricity; a flashlight.
    Ernst slipped and dropped his torch on the flagstones, shattering the bulb and plunging us into darkness.
  3. (slang, US) An arsonist.

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TORCH (_third-person singular simple present_ TORCHES, _present participle_ TORCHING, _simple past and past participle_ TORCHED) * To set fire to, especially by use of a torch (flaming stick). _Some hoodlums had TORCHED a derelict automobile, which emitted a ghastly pall of thick, black smoke that filled the street._ SYNONYMS * (set fire to): burn, firebomb, ignite, inflame, set ablaze TRANSLATIONS

torch (third-person singular simple present torches, present participle torching, simple past and past participle torched)

  1. To set fire to, especially by use of a torch (flaming stick).
    Some hoodlums had torched a derelict automobile, which emitted a ghastly pall of thick, black smoke that filled the street.

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