torrid zone
noun Usage: often capitalized T&Z Date: 1586 the region of the earth between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn

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  • Torrid zone — Torrid Tor rid, a. [L. torridus, fr. torrere to parch, to burn, akin to E. Thist: cf. F. torride. See {Thirst}.] 1. Parched; dried with heat; as, a torrid plain or desert. Barca or Cyrene s torrid soil. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Violenty hot;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Torrid Zone — the area of the earth s surface between the Tropic of Cancer & the Tropic of Capricorn, divided by the equator …   English World dictionary

  • Torrid Zone — noun the part of the Earth s surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; characterized by a hot climate • Syn: ↑tropical zone, ↑tropics • Derivationally related forms: ↑tropic (for: ↑tropics) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Torrid Zone — Infobox Film name = Torrid Zone image size = caption = director = William Keighley producer = William Cagney (uncredited) writer = Richard Macauley Jerry Wald narrator = starring = James Cagney Ann Sheridan Pat O Brien music = cinematography =… …   Wikipedia

  • Torrid Zone — Synonyms and related words: Antarctic Zone, Arctic Circle, Arctic Zone, Frigid Zones, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Variable Zones, climate, clime, equator, furnace, hell, horse latitudes, inferno, latitude, longitude, longitude in arc,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Torrid Zone — the part of the earth s surface between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. See diag. under zone. * * * …   Universalium

  • Torrid Zone — Tor′rid Zone n. geo the part of the earth between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, characterized by a climate that is hot year round …   From formal English to slang

  • torrid zone — noun The region, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, characterised by a hot and humid climate; the tropics …   Wiktionary

  • torrid zone — noun the hot central belt of the earth bounded by the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn …   English new terms dictionary

  • Torrid Zone — /ˈtɒrəd zoʊn / (say toruhd zohn) noun the part of the earth s surface between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn …   Australian English dictionary

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