from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Resembling, flowing in, or forming torrents: torrential mountain streams; a torrential downpour.
- adj. Resulting from the action of fast-flowing streams: torrential erosion.
- adj. Flowing or surging abundantly; wild: torrential applause.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Coming or characterized by torrents; flowing heavily or in large quantities.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a torrent; having the character of a torrent; caused by a torrent .
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or resembling a torrent; of the nature of a torrent: as, torrential rains.
- Produced by the agency of rapid streams, mountain torrents, and the like.
- Figuratively, fluent and copious; voluble; overwhelming.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. pouring in abundance
- adj. resembling a torrent in force and abundance
- adj. relating to or resulting from the action of a torrent
A lot of what she called the torrential downpours we're getting now, Wolf.
In 1963, in torrential rain, the sorting office slid slowly and without bloodshed into a quarry, and lay there at 45 degrees for many years.
Gave his record-length inaugural speech in torrential rains then died of pneumonia a month later.
This happened during what is being described as a torrential downpour around mile-marker 73 near Verona.
The cars rejoin the start of the grid in what can only be called torrential conditions.
Even small rises in global temperatures will have such likely impacts as: sea level rise; more frequent heat waves, droughts, and extreme weather events such as torrential rains and floods; increased tropical diseases in now-temperate regions; and hurricanes that are more intense.
Much of the city and suburbs are recovering after up to 7.5 inches of rain came in a "torrential" downpour from the Friday night and Saturday's storm.
Stuart Shepard of Focus on the Family, one of America's leading evangelical groups, was shown in a video filmed at Denver's Invesco Field, where 75,000 are expected to cheer Mr Obama on Aug 28, asking Christians to pray for "torrential" rain.
And outside, the rain is currently busy redefining the term 'torrential'.
She rose, evaded his arm, swept from the room in a kind of torrential rage, banged the door behind her, and was gone.