Any solid object rounded at one end and tapering on the other, possibly attached to a larger object at the tapered end.
A light bulb.
The bulb-shaped root portion of a plant such as a tulip, from which the rest of the plant may be regrown.
* 2005 , (Plato), Sophist . Translation by Lesley Brown. .
- the bulb of the aorta
(nautical) a bulbous protuberance at the forefoot of certain vessels to reduce turbulence.
- the plants which grow in the earth from seed or bulbs .
* light bulb
* flash bulb
* tulip bulb
To take the shape of a bulb; to swell.
A stick with a flame on one end, used chiefly as a light source; a similarly shaped implement with a replaceable supply of flammable material.
* 1984 June–July, Frances A. Harmon, The Olympic Games - For Good and All'', '' ,
- The mob of angry villagers carried torches and pitchforks to the vampire?s castle.
* 2007 , Lee Mylne, Frommer?s Portable Australia?s Great Barrier Reef ,
- Eleven days before the start of the Games, a flaming torch is ignited by the sun in Olympia at the ruins of the ancient Temple of Zeus.
* 2008 April 22-28, ,
- Coconut palms with white-painted trunks surround the lagoon, which is lit by flaming torches at night.
(UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa) A portable light source powered by electricity; a flashlight.
- The degradation of the torch worldwide— it had to be snuffed out more than once to protect it from protesters—even provoked angry Chinese students to mobilise “150 strong and energetic runners” to defend it in Australia, raising the spectre of violence.
* 2003 , Margo Daly, Anne Dehne, Rough Guide to Australia ,
- Ernst slipped and dropped his torch on the flagstones, shattering the bulb and plunging us into darkness.
* 2006 , Marc Llewellyn, Lee Mylne, Frommer?s Australia from $60 a Day ,
- There are no streetlights — so you?ll need to bring a torch with you, or buy one from Joy?s Shop, if you want to venture out at night.
* 2010 , Nicholas Tailey, Simon O?Connor, Examination Medicine , Elsevier Australia,
- It's a good idea to bring a torch (flashlight) and maybe binoculars for wildlife spotting.
(slang, US) An arsonist.
- Use your pocket torch and shine the light from the side to gauge the reaction to light on both sides.
* (stick with flame at one end) brand
* (portable electric light) flashlight (US)
* carry a torch for
* torch runner
* torch singer
* torch song
To set fire to, especially by use of a torch (flaming stick).
- Some hoodlums had torched a derelict automobile, which emitted a ghastly pall of thick, black smoke that filled the street.
* (set fire to) burn, firebomb, ignite, inflame, set ablaze