Definition of Torah in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtôrə/
Pronunciation: /tôˈrä/
Pronunciation: /ˈtōrə/


(usually the Torah)
1(In Judaism) the law of God as revealed to Moses and recorded in the first five books of the Hebrew scriptures (the Pentateuch).
Example sentences
  • However, one may remove the organ as soon as he stops breathing, even though his heart is still beating, since the Torah considers life directly connected to breathing.
  • The Torah acknowledges this importance and encourages us to work diligently and to enjoy life in appropriate moderation.
  • The Torah recounts that at the very outset of the human journey God throws Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden.
1.1A scroll containing this.
Example sentences
  • At one point the Torah would be carried down the aisle and when it passed by me I'd catch myself holding my breath.
  • Joseph used rags to wrap the green velveteen box that held the Torah, and stuck it deep down in his backpack.
  • Nine years ago, when his oldest grandchildren were 6 and 8, Joseph took out the Torah and decided he was ready to tell the story once more.


From Hebrew tōrāh 'instruction, doctrine, law', from yārāh 'show, direct, instruct'.

Words that rhyme with Torah

abhorrer, adorer, Andorra, angora, aura, aurora, bora, Bora-Bora, borer, Camorra, Cora, corer, Dora, Eleonora, Eudora, explorer, fedora, flora, fora, ignorer, Isadora, Kia-Ora, Laura, Leonora, Maura, menorah, Nora, pakora, Pandora, pourer, roarer, scorer, senhora, señora, signora, snorer, soarer, Sonora, sora, storer, Theodora, Tuscarora, Vlorë

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Syllabification: To·rah

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