1. [syn: Torrid Zone, tropical zone, tropics]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Torrid \Tor"rid\, a. [L. torridus, fr. torrere to parch, to
burn, akin to E. Thist: cf. F. torride. See Thirst.]
1. Parched; dried with heat; as, a torrid plain or desert.
"Barca or Cyrene's torrid soil." --Milton.
2. Violenty hot; drying or scorching with heat; burning;
parching. "Torrid heat." --Milton.
Torrid zone (Geog.), that space or board belt of the earth,
included between the tropics, over which the sun is
vertical at some period of every year, and the heat is
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the part of the Earth's surface between the Tropic of
Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; characterized by a hot
climate [syn: Torrid Zone, tropical zone, tropics]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
28 Moby Thesaurus words for "Torrid Zone":
Antarctic Zone, Arctic Circle, Arctic Zone, Frigid Zones,
Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Variable Zones, climate,
clime, equator, furnace, hell, horse latitudes, inferno, latitude,
longitude, longitude in arc, meridian, oven, parallel,
prime meridian, roaring forties, steam bath, subtropics, the line,
tropic, tropics, zone