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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


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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