Origin of torrid
Examples from the Web for torrid
It is tasked with mitigating environmental destruction brought on by three and a half decades of torrid growth.
They look at each other meaningfully—and repair to the boiler room for some torrid sex.‘Halt and Catch Fire’ and AMC’s Push to Reset Dramas|Andrew Romano|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pace of fourth quarter growth is nowhere near as torrid – about 2.3 percent according to Macroeconomic Advisers.
Basil, cucumber, mangoes, the cooing of turtledoves on torrid afternoons, the screech of buses coming to a sudden halt.
Michelle Cottle on the ballad of Johnny and Rielle—and the lessons we can all learn from their torrid affair.What You Can Learn From John Edwards and Rielle Hunter|Michelle Cottle|June 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This is true not only in cool and temperate latitudes, but also in the most torrid regions of the globe.Hannibal|Jacob Abbott
In the exuberant fecundity of the Torrid Zone, the insects, those terrible destroyers of plant-life, carry off the superfluous.The Bird|Jules Michelet
Before that time, the females of our country begin to fade, evincing one effect of torrid summers and frozen winters.
But he was to hear it in words spoken with the torrid eloquence of madness.The Pools of Silence|H. de Vere Stacpoole
The blaze of the torrid sun softened the waxen fastening of his wings.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)|Charles Mills Gayley
British Dictionary definitions for torrid
Word Origin for torrid
Word Origin and History for torrid
1580s, in torrid zone "region of the earth between the tropics," from Latin torrida zona, from fem. of torridus "dried with heat, scorching hot," from torrere "to parch," from PIE root *ters- "to dry" (see terrain). Sense of "very hot" is first attested 1610s.