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NOUN (3)

1. a heavy rain;
[syn: downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soaker]

2. a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid);
- Example: "the houses were swept away in the torrent"
[syn: torrent, violent stream]

3. an overwhelming number or amount;
- Example: "a flood of requests"
- Example: "a torrent of abuse"
[syn: flood, inundation, deluge, torrent]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Torrent \Tor"rent\, n. [F., fr. L. torrens, -entis, fr. torrens burning, roaring, boiling, p. pr. of torrere to dry by heat, to burn. See Torrid.] 1. A violent stream, as of water, lava, or the like; a stream suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice. [1913 Webster] The roaring torrent is deep and wide. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: A violent or rapid flow; a strong current; a flood; as, a torrent of vices; a torrent of eloquence. [1913 Webster] At length, Erasmus, that great injured name, . . . Stemmed the wild torrent of a barbarous age. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Torrent \Tor"rent\, a. [See Torrent, n.] Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream. "Waves of torrent fire." --Milton. [1913 Webster] Torrential
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

torrent n 1: a heavy rain [syn: downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soaker] 2: a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid); "the houses were swept away in the torrent" [syn: torrent, violent stream] 3: an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse" [syn: flood, inundation, deluge, torrent]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

67 Moby Thesaurus words for "torrent": Niagara, antelope, arrow, belch, blue darter, blue streak, burst, cannonball, cascade, cataclysm, cataract, courser, dart, debouchment, deluge, dissiliency, eagle, effusion, electricity, eructation, eruption, express train, flare-up, flash, flood, flooding, flow, fresh, freshet, gazelle, greased lightning, greyhound, gush, gushing, hare, inundation, jet, jet plane, light, lightning, mercury, outbreak, outburst, outpouring, overflow, pour, quicksilver, rapids, river, rocket, rush, scared rabbit, shot, spate, spew, spurt, streak, streak of lightning, stream, striped snake, swallow, thought, thunderbolt, tide, volcan, waterflood, wind
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

BitTorrent seed torrent A popular, distributed form of peer-to-peer file sharing that enables a client program to fetch different parts of a file (a "torrent") from different sources in parallel. The system is designed to encourage users to make downloaded data available for others to upload. This is aided by a scheme for exchanging unique identifiers, commonly stored in ".torrent" files. A downloader who does not serve data to others is called a "leech". A "seed" is a computer that has a complete copy of a file, possibly the original. The bittorrent.com site claims there are over 100 million users as of 2007-03-24. Most of the data is copyright material like films or commercial software. (http://www.bittorrent.com/what-is-bittorrent). (2007-03-27)