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English noun: torch

1. torch (artifact) a light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance


Broader (hypernym)light, light source


Narrower (hyponym)flambeau

2. torch (plant) tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches


SynonymsAaron's rod, common mullein, flannel mullein, great mullein, Verbascum thapsus, woolly mullein


Broader (hypernym)flannel leaf, mullein, velvet plant

3. torch (artifact) a small portable battery-powered electric lamp


Synonymsflashlight


Broader (hypernym)electric lamp


Narrower (hyponym)penlight


Part holonymflashlight battery

4. torch (artifact) a burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame


Synonymsblowlamp, blowtorch


Broader (hypernym)burner


Narrower (hyponym)oxyacetylene torch


English verb: torch

1. torch (change) burn maliciously, as by arson


SamplesThe madman torched the barns.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)burn, burn down, fire









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