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Definition 1: a small portable battery-powered electric lamp - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for torch in the sense of this definition

(torch is a kind of ...) a lamp powered by electricity

(... is a kind of torch ) a small flashlight resembling a fountain pen

(torch is a part of ...) a small dry battery containing dry cells; used to power flashlights

Definition 2: a burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for torch in the sense of this definition

(torch is a kind of ...) an apparatus for burning fuel (or refuse)

"a diesel engine is an oil burner"

(... is a kind of torch ) a blowtorch that burns oxyacetylene

Definition 3: a light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance - [noun denoting artifact]

(torch is a kind of ...) any device serving as a source of illumination

"he stopped the car and turned off the lights"

(... is a kind of torch ) a flaming torch (such as are used in processions at night)

Definition 4: tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for torch in the sense of this definition

(torch is a kind of ...) any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers

Definition 5: burn maliciously, as by arson - [verb of change]

Samples where torch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The madman torched the barns

(torch is a kind of ...) destroy by fire

"They burned the house and his diaries"

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