noun, plural to·ri [tawr-ahy, tohr-ahy] /ˈtɔr aɪ, ˈtoʊr aɪ/.
- a doughnut-shaped surface generated by the revolution of a conic, especially a circle, about an exterior line lying in its plane.
- the solid enclosed by such a surface.
- the receptacle of a flower.
- a thickening of the wall membrane in the bordered pits occurring in the tracheid cells of the wood of many conifers.
Origin of torus
Examples from the Web for tori
If you fertilized your lawn today, you have led a more productive life than Tori Spelling.
And in the matter of “making anyone and everyone prominent,” who the heck are Tori and Dean?
But, going back to the April 28th issue, the lead story is “Tori & Dean in Therapy on TV—Sex-Addiction Nightmare.”
An Ani DiFranco or Tori Amos can be neutralized with a hefty country section or heavy metal.
Later she murmured approval as Tori Spelling showed off hostessing tips.Sarah Palin Hosts ‘Today’ and Auditions for a Broader Role|Nick Summers|April 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the Ainu language Pira means "a cliff," and Tori "a residence."Alone with the Hairy Ainu|A. H. Savage Landor
Wakare no tori, the bird which warns lovers of the approach of day.The N Plays of Japan|Arthur Waley
"I do think that these be lying tidings," said Tori the priest of Ludford.Star of Mercia|Blanche Devereux
noun plural -ri (-raɪ)
Word Origin for torus
fem. proper name, short for Victoria.
1560s, from Latin torus "a swelling, bulge, knot; cushion, couch."