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Definition of Torch


  1. A light or luminary formed of some combustible substance, as of resinous wood; a large candle or flambeau, or a lamp giving a large, flaring flame.
  2. A flashlight.

Torch Quotations

Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.
Stephen Hawking

I don't need a successor, only willing hands to accept the torch for a new generation.
Billy Graham

The torch relay is an excellent embodiment of all that the Olympic Games have come to symbolise - a celebration of the human spirit. Personally to me, it represents striving to be the best in whatever we do, never giving up despite the odds, and a commitment to health and fitness.
Lakshmi Mittal

I've always disliked kamikazes, that is, people who commit suicide in order to kill others. Starting with the Japanese ones from World War II. I never considered them Pietro Miccas who torch the powder and go up with the citadel in order to block the arrival of the enemy troops at Torino. I never considered them soldiers.
Oriana Fallaci

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.
Ben Sweetland
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Torch Translations

torch in Danish is fakkel
torch in Dutch is toorts, fakkel, flambouw
torch in French is flameau, torche
torch in German is Fackel, Taschenlampe, Fackel
torch in Portuguese is tocha
torch in Spanish is antorcha
torch in Swedish is ficklampa, fackla, bloss
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