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Meaning & Definition of Torch in English

English

Torch

/tɔrʧ/

noun

1. A light usually carried in the hand

  • Consists of some flammable substance
    synonym:
  • torch

2. Tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers

  • Ancient greeks and romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches
    synonym:
  • common mullein
  • ,
  • great mullein
  • ,
  • Aaron's rod
  • ,
  • flannel mullein
  • ,
  • woolly mullein
  • ,
  • torch
  • ,
  • Verbascum thapsus

3. A small portable battery-powered electric lamp

    synonym:
  • flashlight
  • ,
  • torch

4. A burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame

    synonym:
  • blowtorch
  • ,
  • torch
  • ,
  • blowlamp

verb

1. Burn maliciously, as by arson

  • "The madman torched the barns"
    synonym:
  • torch

Examples of using

The sun is the torch, the lamp of the universe; if it is situated in the central region it's because this is the best place to illuminate the planets.