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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame. Also: A light carried in the hand.

Usage examples (38)
  • We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.
  • It seems to me that the "torch" is being handed off to Esser, and there really is, right now, no real competition.
  • Today, the guestbar torch is passed to Marc Laidlaw.
  • There it will meet a torch from the summit of Everest. for more
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