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Noun torrent has 3 senses
- downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soaker - a heavy rain
--1 is a kind of rain, rainfall
- torrent, violent stream - a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid); "the houses were swept away in the torrent"
--2 is a kind of current, stream
- flood, inundation, deluge, torrent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
--3 is a kind of batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew