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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tor"rent
  1. A violent stream, as of water, lava, or the like; a stream suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice."The roaring torrent is deep and wide." [Longfellow.]
  2. Fig.: A violent or rapid flow; a strong current; a flood; as, a torrent of vices; a torrent of eloquence."At length, Erasmus, that great injured name, . . . Stemmed the wild torrent of a barbarous age." [Pope.]

Etymology: F., fr. L. torrens -entis, fr. torrens burning, roaring, boiling, p. pr. of torrere to dry by heat, to burn. See Torrid

adjective Tor"rent
Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream.

Etymology: See Torrent (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A violently fast stream of water (or other liquid) ("the houses were swept away in the torrent")
  2. A heavy rain
  3. An overwhelming number or amount ("a torrent of abuse")

[1601] From French torrent

  1. A violent flow, as of water, lava, etc.; a stream suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice.
    Rain fell on the hills in .
    A of green and white water broke over the hull of the sail-boat.
  2. (figuratively) A large amount or stream of something.
    They endured a of inquiries.

From BitTorrent and the file extension it uses for metadata ().

  1. (Internet, file sharing) A set of files obtainable through a peer-to-peer network, especially BitTorrent.
    I got a of the complete works of Shakespeare the other day; I'm not sure why.

    torrent was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, French, Latin, and Welsh

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Torrent

    Ana Torrent is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1973 to 1973. Ana was born on July 12th, 1966 in Madrid.


    Marion Torrent is a soccer player for the Montpellier HSC (Ladies), CO Châlons, and France women's national football team. Marion was born on April 17th, 1992 in Châlons-en-Champagne.


    Montserrat was born in 1926.


    Carles was born on August 29th, 1974 in Sarrià de Ter, Spain.


    Kike Torrent is an athlete for the Real Oviedo Vetusta.


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    Popularity of Torrent as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Torrent U.S.
      White 39.41% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 58.62% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Torrent

    People with the last name Torrent are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Torrent

    • How Popular is the name Torrent? As a last name Torrent was the 90,853rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How unique is the name Torrent? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Torrent was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
    • Weird things about the name Torrent: Your name in reverse order is Tnerrot. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Roerttn. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Torrent? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 203 people with the last name Torrent.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Torrent? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Torrent as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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