- a rocky pinnacle; a peak of a bare or rocky mountain or hill.
Origin of tor
- a suffix found in loanwords from Latin, forming personal agent nouns from verbs and, less commonly, from nouns: dictator; genitor; janitor; orator; victor.
Origin of -tor
Related Words for torridge, elevation, pile, peak, bluff, cliff, sierra, volcano, eminence, height, slope, dune, hillside, hilltop, highland, pyramid, alp, hump, precipice, glob
Examples from the Web for tor
Contemporary Examples of tor
Relays are special computers that Tor uses to anonymously transmit traffic across the Internet.
Luckily, Tor was prepared for this sort of assault, and has built-in defenses to protect against it.
Tor, on the other hand, has been an Internet staple for years.
Onion routers refers to the TOR network, a system that allows users to mask their location and communicate anonymously online.ISIS Keeps Getting Better at Dodging U.S. Spies
Shane Harris, Noah Shachtman
November 14, 2014
On the streets of Tor Sapienza, however, the battle rages on.In Rome’s Riots, Cries for Mussolini and Attacks on Refugees
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 14, 2014
Historical Examples of tor
“You can go in here until I have done with Tor di Rocca,” he said.Olive in Italy
Nĕs' tor—the leader of the warriors of Pylos, in southwestern Greece.
I wished to go in that direction and to search the tor, but it was some distance away.The Hound of the Baskervilles
A. Conan Doyle
Sir Tor asks the dwarf who is his guide, Know ye any lodging?Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages
Edward Lewes Cutts
They came from the races of Tor di Quinto, which had taken place that day.Cosmopolis, Complete
- a high hill, esp a bare rocky one
- mainly Southwest English a prominent rock or heap of rocks, esp on a hill
Word Origin for tor
Word Origin and History for tor
"high, rocky hill," Old English torr "tower, rock." Obviously cognate with Gaelic torr "lofty hill, mound," Old Welsh twrr "heap, pile;" and probably ultimately from Latin turris "high structure" see tower (n.)). But sources disagree on whether the Celts borrowed it from the Anglo-Saxons or the other way round.