American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A high rock or pile of rocks on the top of a hill.
- n. A rocky peak or hill.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hill; a rocky eminence. The word is especially applied to the rugged and fantastic piles of granite conspicuous on Dartmoor, in Devonshire, England. These are ragged outcrops left by decay and erosion of the rock, and crown many of the higher points of the moor.
- n. See tore.
- n. A Middle English form of tower.
- Hard; difficult; wearisome; tedious.
- Strong; sturdy; great; massive.
- Full; rich.
- n. Alternative form of tore ("hard, difficult; strong; rich").
- n. A craggy outcrop of rock on the summit of a hill.
- n. South-West England A hill.
- n. UK, dialect A tower; a turret.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare A tower; a turret.
- n. Prov. Eng. High-pointed hill; a rocky pinnacle.
- n. a prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill
- n. a high rocky hill
- From Middle English tor, torr-, from Old English torr, tor ("a high rock, lofty hill, tower"), possibly from Proto-Celtic, compare Old Welsh *tor (“hill”); ultimately from Latin turris ("high structure"), from Ancient Greek τύρρις (turris), τύρσις (týrsis, "tower"), of non-Indo-European origin. Cognate with Cornish tor, Scottish Gaelic tòrr, Welsh tŵr, Irish torr, French tor, and Romansch tor/tur/tuor; the first four are from Proto-Celtic (from Latin turris), the last two directly from Latin turris (from Ancient Greek τύρρις (turris) and τύρσις (tursis)). It is not clear whether the Celtic forms were borrowed from Old English or vice versa. See also tower. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English torr, probably of Celtic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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