Torrid Zone


Torrid Zone
Synonyms and related words:
Antarctic Zone, Arctic Circle, Arctic Zone, Frigid Zones, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Variable Zones, climate, clime, equator, furnace, hell, horse latitudes, inferno, latitude, longitude, longitude in arc, meridian, oven, parallel, prime meridian, roaring forties, steam bath, subtropics, the line, tropic, tropics, zone

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Torrid zone — Torrid Tor rid, a. [L. torridus, fr. torrere to parch, to burn, akin to E. Thist: cf. F. torride. See {Thirst}.] 1. Parched; dried with heat; as, a torrid plain or desert. Barca or Cyrene s torrid soil. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Violenty hot;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Torrid Zone — the area of the earth s surface between the Tropic of Cancer & the Tropic of Capricorn, divided by the equator …   English World dictionary

  • Torrid Zone — noun the part of the Earth s surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; characterized by a hot climate • Syn: ↑tropical zone, ↑tropics • Derivationally related forms: ↑tropic (for: ↑tropics) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Torrid Zone — Infobox Film name = Torrid Zone image size = caption = director = William Keighley producer = William Cagney (uncredited) writer = Richard Macauley Jerry Wald narrator = starring = James Cagney Ann Sheridan Pat O Brien music = cinematography =… …   Wikipedia

  • Torrid Zone — the part of the earth s surface between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. See diag. under zone. * * * …   Universalium

  • Torrid Zone — Tor′rid Zone n. geo the part of the earth between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, characterized by a climate that is hot year round …   From formal English to slang

  • torrid zone — noun Usage: often capitalized T&Z Date: 1586 the region of the earth between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • torrid zone — noun The region, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, characterised by a hot and humid climate; the tropics …   Wiktionary

  • torrid zone — noun the hot central belt of the earth bounded by the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn …   English new terms dictionary

  • Torrid Zone — /ˈtɒrəd zoʊn / (say toruhd zohn) noun the part of the earth s surface between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn …   Australian English dictionary


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