(noun, verb)


1. a light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance

Definition categories: man–made, light

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

Definition categories: plant, mullein

3. a small portable battery-powered electric lamp

Similar word(s): flashlight

Definition categories: man–made

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

Similar word(s): blowlamp, blowtorch

Definition categories: man–made, burner

Sentences with torch as a noun:

- The mob of angry villagers carried torches and pitchforks to the vampire′s castle.

- Ernst slipped and dropped his torch on the flagstones, shattering the bulb and plunging us into darkness.


1. burn maliciously, as by arson

- The madman torched the barns

Definition categories: change, burn, fire

Sentences with torch as a verb:

- Some hoodlums had torched a derelict automobile, which emitted a ghastly pall of thick, black smoke that filled the street.