torch
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English torche, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *torca, alteration of Latin torqua something twisted, collar of twisted metal, alteration of torques; akin to Latin torquēre to twist — more at torture Date: 13th century 1. a burning stick of resinous wood or twist of tow used to give light and usually carried in the hand ; flambeau 2. something (as tradition, wisdom, or knowledge) likened to a torch as giving light or guidance <
pass the torch to the next generation
>
3. any of various portable devices for emitting an unusually hot flame — compare blowtorch 4. chiefly British flashlight 2 5. incendiary 1a II. transitive verb Date: 1901 to set fire to with or as if with a torch

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