Synonyms of torch


1. torch, light, light source

usage: a light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance

2. common mullein, great mullein, Aaron's rod, flannel mullein, woolly mullein, torch, Verbascum thapsus, mullein, flannel leaf, velvet plant

usage: tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches

3. flashlight, torch, electric lamp

usage: a small portable battery-powered electric lamp

4. blowtorch, torch, blowlamp, burner

usage: a burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame


1. torch, burn, fire, burn down

usage: burn maliciously, as by arson; "The madman torched the barns"

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Definition and meaning of torch (Dictionary)