follow Dictionary.com

What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

tormentor

[tawr-men-ter, tawr-men-] /tɔrˈmɛn tər, ˈtɔr mɛn-/
noun
1.
a person or thing that torments.
2.
Theater. a curtain or framed structure behind the proscenium at both sides of the stage, for screening the wings from the audience.
Compare teaser (def 2).
Origin of tormentor
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English tormento(u)r < Anglo-French; Old French tormenteor. See torment, -or2
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for tormentor
British Dictionary definitions for tormentor

tormentor

/tɔːˈmɛntə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that torments
2.
a curtain or movable piece of stage scenery at either side of the proscenium arch, used to mask lights or exits and entrances
3.
(films) a panel of sound-insulating material placed outside the field of the camera to control the acoustics on the sound stage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for tormentor
n.

late 13c., from Anglo-French tormentour, Old French tourmenteur, agent noun of Latin tormentare (see torment (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for tormentor

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for tormentor

11
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with tormentor

Nearby words for tormentor