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Webster 1913 Edition


Tor

Tor

,
Noun.
[AS.
torr
; cf. Gael.
torr
. Cf.
Tower
.]
1.
A tower; a turret.
[R.]
Ray.
2.
High-pointed hill; a rocky pinnacle.
[Prov. Eng.]
A rolling range of dreary moors, unbroken by
tor
or tree.
C. Kingsley.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tor

TOR

,
Noun.
[L. turris.] A tower; a turret; also, a high pointed hill; used in names.

Definition 2023


Tor

Tor

See also: tor, TOR, tör, tőr, tor-, -tor, and Appendix:Variations of "tor"

English

Noun

Tor (uncountable)

  1. (computing) An implementation of second-generation onion routing.

Proper noun

Tor

  1. Abbreviation of Toronto.

Alternative forms

Anagrams


Finnish

Proper noun

Tor

  1. (Norse mythology) Thor

Declension

Inflection of Tor (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Tor
genitive Torin
partitive Toria
illative Toriin
singular plural
nominative Tor
accusative nom. Tor
gen. Torin
genitive Torin
partitive Toria
inessive Torissa
elative Torista
illative Toriin
adessive Torilla
ablative Torilta
allative Torille
essive Torina
translative Toriksi
instructive
abessive Toritta
comitative

Related terms


German

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /toːɐ̯/
  • Rhymes: -oːɐ̯
  • Homophone: Thor

Etymology 1

From Old High German tor.

Noun

Tor n (genitive Tors or Tores, plural Tore)

  1. gate, (a building with) a big doorway
  2. gate, a big door
  3. goal (in football/soccer and ballgames)
Declension
Derived terms
  • Scheunentor
  • Sternentor

Etymology 2

From Middle High German tor.

Noun

Tor m (genitive Toren, plural Toren)

  1. (dated or literary) fool
    • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "Prometheus"
      Ihr nähret kümmerlich / Von Opfersteuern / Und Gebetshauch / Eure Majestät, / Und darbtet, wären / Nicht Kinder und Bettler / Hoffnungsvolle Thoren.
      Your majesty / Is barely nourished / By sacrificial offerings / And prayerful exhalations, / And should starve / Were children and beggars not / Fools full of Hope.
    • Edgar Allan Poe, "The Raven" (german translation by Theodor Etzel)
      Sprach der Rabe: »Nie du Tor.«
      Said the Raven: "Never, you fool."
Declension
Synonyms
Related terms

Norwegian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Norse Þórr. The given name is also a spelling variant of Tord, from Þórðr.

Proper noun

Tor

  1. (Norse mythology) Thor.
  2. A male given name.

Related terms

References

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 22 416 males with the given name Tor (compared to 7 934 named Thor) living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

Portuguese

Proper noun

Tor m

  1. (Norse mythology) Thor (thunder god)

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse Þórr.

Proper noun

Tor

  1. (Norse mythology) Thor, god of thunder.
  2. A male given name, short for names beginning with the Old Norse element Tor-.

Related terms


Turkish

Proper noun

Tor

  1. A male given name

tor

tor

See also: Tor, TOR, tör, tőr, tor-, -tor, and Appendix:Variations of "tor"

English

Adjective

tor (comparative more tor, superlative most tor)

  1. Alternative form of tore ("hard, difficult; strong; rich").

Etymology 2

From Middle English tor, torr-, from Old English torr, tor (a high rock, lofty hill, tower), possibly from Proto-Celtic, compare Old Welsh *tor (hill); ultimately from Latin turris (high structure), from Ancient Greek τύρρις (túrrhis), τύρσις (túrsis, tower), of non-Indo-European origin. Cognate with Cornish tor, Scottish Gaelic tòrr, Welsh tŵr, Irish torr, French tor, and Romansch tor/tur/tuor; the first four are from Proto-Celtic (from Latin turris), the last two directly from Latin turris (from Ancient Greek τύρρις (túrrhis) and τύρσις (túrsis)). It is not clear whether the Celtic forms were borrowed from Old English or vice versa. See also tower.

Noun

tor (plural tors)

  1. A craggy outcrop of rock on the summit of a hill.
  2. (South-West England) A hill.
    • 1855, Charles Kingsley, Westward Ho!, Tickor and Fields (1855), pages 104-105:
      Bursdon and Welsford were then, as now, a rolling range of dreary moors, unbroken by tor or tree, or anything save few and far between a world-old furze-bank which marked the common rights of some distant cattle farm, and crossed then, not as now, by a decent road, but by a rough confused trackway, the remnant of an old Roman road from Clovelly dikes to Launceston.
    • 1902, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 9:
      The moon was low upon the right, and the jagged pinnacle of a granite tor stood up against the lower curve of its silver disc.
    • 2008, Lydia Joyce, Shadows of the Night, Signet Eclipse (2008), ISBN 9780451223425, page 242:
      She had slipped the letters into her pocket next to the packet of antique documents and had taken an umbrella—as the sky was ominous out over the distant tors—and strolled around the manor house and down the road toward the village.
  3. (Britain, dialect) A tower; a turret.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ray to this entry?)
Translations

Anagrams


Breton

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtoːr/

Noun

tor m (plural torioù, collective toroù)

  1. (anatomy) belly, stomach, abdomen

Synonyms

Mutation

Noun

tor

  1. Hard mutation of dor.

Mutation


Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /toːr/, [tˢoːˀɐ̯]

Verb

tor

  1. present tense of to

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔr
  • IPA(key): /tɔr/

Noun

tor m (plural torren, diminutive torretje n)

  1. beetle

Synonyms

Derived terms

  • boktor
  • kniptor
  • meeltor
  • schildpadtor
  • watertor

Anagrams


Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtor]
  • Hyphenation: tor

Etymology 1

Noun

tor (plural torok)

  1. meal, repast (ceremonial meal held after funerals)
    halotti tor
    funeral feast
    disznótor
    meal on pig-killing day
Declension
Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative tor torok
accusative tort torokat
dative tornak toroknak
instrumental torral torokkal
causal-final torért torokért
translative torrá torokká
terminative torig torokig
essive-formal torként torokként
essive-modal
inessive torban torokban
superessive toron torokon
adessive tornál toroknál
illative torba torokba
sublative torra torokra
allative torhoz torokhoz
elative torból torokból
delative torról torokról
ablative tortól toroktól
Possessive forms of tor
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. torom toraim
2nd person sing. torod toraid
3rd person sing. tora torai
1st person plural torunk toraink
2nd person plural torotok toraitok
3rd person plural toruk toraik

Etymology 2

From Latin thorax, from Ancient Greek θώραξ (thṓrax, breastplate, chest), created during the Hungarian language reform which took place in the 18th–19th centuries.

Noun

tor (plural torok)

  1. (zoology) thorax (of an arthropod)
Declension

Same as above.


Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish tor.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [t̪ˠɔɾˠ]

Noun

tor m (genitive singular toir, nominative plural toir)

  1. bush, shrub
  2. head (of cabbage)

Declension

Synonyms

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tor thor dtor
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Lojban

Rafsi

tor

  1. rafsi of tordu.

Old French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɔr/
  • Rhymes: -ɔr

Etymology 1

From Latin turris.

Noun

tor f (oblique plural tors, nominative singular tor, nominative plural tors)

  1. tower
Descendants

Etymology 2

From Latin taurus.

Noun

tor m (oblique plural tors, nominative singular tors, nominative plural tor)

  1. bull (bovine)

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [t̪ɔr]

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *torъ, from *terti.

Noun

tor m inan

  1. track, course, path
  2. rail track
  3. lane (a part of a sports track)
  4. trajectory

Declension

Derived terms
  • (verb) torować
  • (nouns) torowiec, torowisko
  • (adjective) torowy

Etymology 2

From Latin thorium, from Old Scandinavian Thorr

Noun

Chemical element
Th Previous: aktyn (Ac)
Next: protaktyn (Pa)

tor m inan

  1. thorium

Declension

Etymology 3

Evangelista Torricelli, an Italian physicist

Noun

tor m (symbol Tr)

  1. torr

Declension

Etymology 4

Noun

tor

  1. Genitive plural of tora

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan) tur
  • (Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) tuor

Etymology

From Latin turris.

Noun

tor m (plural tors)

  1. (Surmiran) tower

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *torъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tôːr/

Noun

tȏr m (Cyrillic spelling то̑р)

  1. corral, cote

Declension


Turkish

Etymology

From West Old Turkic tor ("young, young animal, callow, immature, timid"), from Proto-Turkic *tōr- (a kind of young animal), which, according to the controversial Altaic hypothesis, is possibly derived from Proto-Altaic *t`ṓrV (young animal). Related to toy.

Noun

tor (definite accusative toru, plural torlar)

  1. young
  2. novice
  3. whelp
  4. beginner
  5. recruit

Alternative forms

  1. toru
  2. toy

References


Uzbek

Other scripts
Cyrillic тор
Roman tor
Perso-Arabic ‍‍

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *d(i)ār

Adjective

tor

  1. narrow, tight

Noun

tor (plural torlar)

  1. string

Venetian

Verb

tor

  1. (transitive) to take
  2. (transitive) to get


Volapük

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [toɾ]

Noun

tor (plural tors)

  1. bull

Declension

Synonyms
  • hibub
Antonyms

Derived terms

  • torül (bull calf, male calf)

Welsh

Alternative forms

  • torra (second-person singular imperative)
  • torriff (colloquial, third-person singular present/future)
  • torrith (colloquial, third-person singular present/future)
  • tyr (literary, third-person singular present/future)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɔr/

Verb

tor

  1. (literary) third-person singular present / future of torri
  2. (literary) second-person singular imperative of torri

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tor dor nhor thor
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.