tor


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tor

 (tôr)
n.
1. A high rock or pile of rocks on the top of a hill.
2. A rocky peak or hill.

[Middle English, from Old English torr, probably of Celtic origin.]

tor

(tɔː)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a high hill, esp a bare rocky one
2. (Physical Geography) chiefly Southwest English a prominent rock or heap of rocks, esp on a hill
[Old English torr, probably of Celtic origin; compare Scottish Gaelic torr pile, Welsh twr]

tor

(tɔr)

n.
a rocky pinnacle; a peak of a rocky mountain or hill.
[before 900; Old English torr < Celtic; compare Irish tor, Welsh twr heap, pile]

-tor

a suffix found in loanwords from Latin, forming personal agent nouns from verbs and, less commonly, from nouns: janitor; orator; victor.
[< Latin -tor (s. -tōr-), c. Greek -tōr (s. -tor-), Skt -tar-]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tor - a prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hilltor - a prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill
rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
2.tor - a high rocky hilltor - a high rocky hill      
hill - a local and well-defined elevation of the land; "they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia"
Translations

tor

[tɔːʳ] Ncolina f abrupta y rocosa, pico m pequeño (esp en el suroeste de Inglaterra)

tor

n (esp in names) → Berg m
References in classic literature ?
Winesburg had forgotten the old man, but in Doc- tor Reefy there were the seeds of something very fine.
In the fall after the beginning of her acquaintanceship with him she married Doc- tor Reefy and in the following spring she died.
"I thought that we were going to walk to Hanging Tor?"
Tresfarwin to pack us up some lunch, and take me to Hanging Tor, please!"
Then Sir Brian de les Isles and Grummore Grummorsum, knights of the castle, encountered with Sir Aglovale and Sir Tor, and Sir Tor smote down Sir Grummore Grummorsum to the earth.
I remember seeing the Bay of Tor entirely red, like a sea of blood."
Here are two moorland farmhouses, High Tor and Foulmire.
They had become specta- tors. Turning to the front again he saw, under the lifted smoke, a deserted ground.
All is gloom and silence in the house; even the voice of the child is hushed; his infant sports are disregarded when his mother weeps; his "alley tors" and his "commoneys" are alike neglected; he forgets the long familiar cry of "knuckle down," and at tip-cheese, or odd and even, his hand is out.
She said, don't say nothing about the Proc- tors, but only about the Apthorps -- which 'll be per- fectly true, because she is going there to speak about their buying the house; I know it, because she told me so herself."
In a bid to hide the breasts Tor would wear baggy clothing, but on starting at university began to wear a binder to flatten their chest.
"She asked me to buy her some weed," remembers Tor, who ended up not purchasing illegal marijuana for his grandmother.