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mo·tor

 (mō′tər)
n.
1. Something, such as a machine or an engine, that produces or imparts motion.
2. A device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, especially an internal-combustion engine or an arrangement of coils and magnets that converts electric current into mechanical power.
3. A motor vehicle, especially an automobile: "It was a night of lovers. All along the highway ... motors were parked and dim figures were clasped in revery" (Sinclair Lewis).
adj.
1. Causing or producing motion: motor power.
2. Driven by or having a motor.
3. Of or for motors or motor vehicles: motor oil.
4. Of, relating to, or designating nerves that carry impulses from the nerve centers to the muscles.
5. Involving or relating to movements of the muscles: motor coordination; a motor reflex.
v. mo·tored, mo·tor·ing, mo·tors
v.intr.
To drive or travel in a motor vehicle.
v.tr.
To carry by motor vehicle.

[Middle English motour, prime mover, from Latin mōtor, from mōtus, past participle of movēre, to move; see meuə- in Indo-European roots.]

motor

(ˈməʊtə)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering)
a. the engine, esp an internal-combustion engine, of a vehicle
b. (as modifier): a motor scooter.
2. (Electrical Engineering) Also called: electric motor a machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy by means of the forces exerted on a current-carrying coil placed in a magnetic field
3. (Mechanical Engineering) any device that converts another form of energy into mechanical energy to produce motion
4. an indispensable part or player that moves a process or system along
5. (Automotive Engineering)
a. chiefly Brit a car or other motor vehicle
b. (as modifier): motor spares.
adj
6. (General Physics) producing or causing motion
7. (Physiology) physiol
a. of or relating to nerves or neurons that carry impulses that cause muscles to contract
b. of or relating to movement or to muscles that induce movement
vb
8. (Automotive Engineering) (intr) to travel by car
9. (Automotive Engineering) (tr) Brit to transport by car
10. (intr) informal to move fast; make good progress
11. (tr) to motivate
[C16: from Latin mōtor a mover, from movēre to move]

mo•tor

(ˈmoʊ tər)

n.
1. a comparatively small and powerful engine, esp. an internal-combustion engine in an automobile, motorboat, or the like.
2. any self-powered vehicle.
3. something that imparts motion, esp. a contrivance, as a steam engine, that receives and modifies energy from some natural source in order to utilize it in driving machinery.
4. a machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy.
adj.
5. pertaining to or operated by a motor.
6. of, by, or for motor vehicles.
7. designed for motorists: a motor inn.
8. causing or producing motion.
9. conveying an impulse that results or tends to result in motion: a motor nerve cell.
10. of, pertaining to, or involving muscular movement: a motor response.
v.i.
11. to ride in an automobile; drive.
v.t.
12. to drive or transport by car.
[1580–90; < Latin mōtor mover =mō- (variant s. of movēre to move) + -tor -tor]

mo·tor

(mō′tər)
Noun
A machine that uses a form of energy, such as electric energy or the explosive power of a fuel, to produce mechanical motion.
Adjective
Involving the muscles or the nerves that are connected to them: motor control; a motor nerve. Compare sensory.

machine

motorengine
1. 'machine'

A machine is a piece of equipment which uses electricity or some other form of power to perform a particular task.

...a washing machine.
I put the coin in the machine and pulled the lever.
2. 'motor'

When a machine operates by electricity, you refer to the part of the machine that converts power into movement as the motor.

...a malfunctioning fan motor in the attic space of the building.
3. 'engine'

You do not use 'machine' to refer to the part of a vehicle that provides the power that makes the vehicle move. This part of a car, bus, lorry, or plane is usually called the engine.

He couldn't get his engine started.
The starboard engines were already running.

You talk about the engine of a ship, but the motor of a small boat.

Black smoke belched from the engine into the cabin.
We patched leaks, overhauled the motor, and refitted her.

motor


Past participle: motored
Gerund: motoring

Imperative
motor
motor
Present
I motor
you motor
he/she/it motors
we motor
you motor
they motor
Preterite
I motored
you motored
he/she/it motored
we motored
you motored
they motored
Present Continuous
I am motoring
you are motoring
he/she/it is motoring
we are motoring
you are motoring
they are motoring
Present Perfect
I have motored
you have motored
he/she/it has motored
we have motored
you have motored
they have motored
Past Continuous
I was motoring
you were motoring
he/she/it was motoring
we were motoring
you were motoring
they were motoring
Past Perfect
I had motored
you had motored
he/she/it had motored
we had motored
you had motored
they had motored
Future
I will motor
you will motor
he/she/it will motor
we will motor
you will motor
they will motor
Future Perfect
I will have motored
you will have motored
he/she/it will have motored
we will have motored
you will have motored
they will have motored
Future Continuous
I will be motoring
you will be motoring
he/she/it will be motoring
we will be motoring
you will be motoring
they will be motoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been motoring
you have been motoring
he/she/it has been motoring
we have been motoring
you have been motoring
they have been motoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been motoring
you will have been motoring
he/she/it will have been motoring
we will have been motoring
you will have been motoring
they will have been motoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been motoring
you had been motoring
he/she/it had been motoring
we had been motoring
you had been motoring
they had been motoring
Conditional
I would motor
you would motor
he/she/it would motor
we would motor
you would motor
they would motor
Past Conditional
I would have motored
you would have motored
he/she/it would have motored
we would have motored
you would have motored
they would have motored

motor

A machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.motor - machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motionmotor - machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
electric motor - a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work
engine - motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
stepping motor, stepper - a motor (especially an electric motor) that moves or rotates in small discrete steps
2.motor - a nonspecific agent that imparts motion; "happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action"
agent - an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"
Verb1.motor - travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater"
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
drive, take - proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
Adj.1.motor - conveying information to the muscles from the CNS; "motor nerves"
efferent, motorial - of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS; "efferent nerves and impulses"
2.motor - causing or able to cause motion; "a motive force"; "motive power"; "motor energy"
causative - producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime"

motor

noun engine, machine, mechanism She got in and started the motor.

motor

verb
To run and control (a motor vehicle):
Slang: tool.
Translations
مُحَرِّكمُحَرِكٌيَسوق السَّيّارَه
motorjet autem
motormotor-køre i bil
moottori
motor
autózikmotor
aka, ferîast í bílmótor
モーター
모터
automobilininkasautomobilių vilkstinėįtaisyti variklį įmotociklininkasmotorinis
braukt ar automobilidzinējsmotors
ísť autommotorový
motor
motor
เครื่องยนต์
motorotomobille gezmek
động cơ mô tô

motor

[ˈməʊtəʳ]
A. N
1. (= engine) → motor m
2. (= car) → coche m, automóvil m, carro m (LAm), auto m (esp LAm)
B. VI (o.f.) → ir en coche
we motored down to Ascotfuimos en coche a Ascot
we motored over to see themfuimos a visitarlos (en coche)
C. ADJ (= giving motion) [nerve, muscle] → motor (fem: motora/motriz); (= motorized) → automóvil
D. CPD motor accident Naccidente m de circulación
motor insurance Nseguro m de automóvil
motor launch Nlancha f motora
motor mechanic Nmecánico/a m/f de automóviles
motor oil Naceite m para motores
motor racing N (Sport) → carreras fpl de coches, automovilismo m
motor racing track Npista f de automovilismo, circuito m de automovilismo
motor scooter NVespa ® f, escúter m, motoneta f (LAm)
motor show Nferia f de automóviles
the Paris motor showel salón del automóvil de París
motor transport Ntransporte m rodado, transporte m motorizado
motor vehicle Nautomóvil m
motor vessel Nmotonave f

motor

[ˈməʊtər]
n
(= engine) → moteur m
The boat has a motor → Le bateau a un moteur.
(British) (= car) → bagnole f
vi
(= go by car) → aller en voiture
(= come by car) → venir en voiture

motor

n
Motor m
(Brit inf: = car) → Auto nt
vi (dated)(mit dem Auto) fahren
attr
(Physiol) → motorisch
(= motor-driven)Motor-; motor yachtMotorjacht f
(= relating to motor vehicles)Kraftfahrzeug-, Kfz-; motor manufacturerKraftfahrzeughersteller m; (esp making cars) → Automobilhersteller m; the motor tradedie Kraftfahrzeugbranche, die Kfz-Branche

motor

:
motor-assisted
adjmit Hilfsmotor
motorbike
nMotorrad nt
motorboat
nMotorboot nt

motor

:
motorcar
n (dated, form)Automobil nt (dated), → Auto nt
motor caravan
n (Brit) → Wohnmobil nt
motorcoach
n (dated)Autobus m
motorcycle
nMotorrad nt, → Kraftrad nt (form); motor combinationMotorrad ntmit Beiwagen
motorcycling
nMotorradfahren nt; (Sport) → Motorradsport m
motorcyclist
nMotorradfahrer(in) m(f)
motor-driven
adjmit Motorantrieb

motor

:
motor lodge, motor inn
n (US) → Motel nt
motorman
n (of train)Zugführer(in) m(f); (of tram)Straßenbahnfahrer(in) m(f)
motor mechanic
nKraftfahrzeugmechaniker(in) m(f), → Kfz-Mechaniker(in) m(f)
motor nerve
motor neuron disease
n (Med) → amyotrophe Lateralsklerose; motor oilMotorenöl nt, → Motoröl nt
motor race
n(Auto)rennen nt
motor racing
nRennsport m; he did a lot of motorer hat an vielen Autorennen teilgenommen
motor road
nFahrstraße f
motor scooter
n (form)Motorroller m
motor show
motor sport
nMotorsport m; (with cars also) → Automobilsport m
motor torpedo boat
nTorpedoboot nt
motor truck
n (dated US) → Lastwagen m
motor vehicle
n (form)Kraftfahrzeug nt
motor vessel
nMotorschiff nt
motorway
n (Brit) → Autobahn f; motor drivingdas Fahren auf der Autobahn, das Autobahnfahren; motor junctionAutobahndreieck nt; motor madnessGeschwindigkeitsrausch m

motor

[ˈməʊtəʳ]
1. n
a. (engine) → motore m
b. (Brit) (fam) (car) → macchina
3. adjmotore/trice

motor

(ˈməutə) noun
a machine, usually a petrol engine or an electrical device, that gives motion or power. a washing-machine has an electric motor; (also adjective) a motor boat/vehicle.
verb
to travel by car. We motored down to my mother's house at the weekend.
ˈmotorist noun
a person who drives a motor car. The motorist could not avoid hitting the dog.
ˈmotorize, ˈmotorise verb
1. to fit a motor to (eg a bicycle).
2. to supply (eg troops) with motor vehicles. Many army units have been motorized.
ˈmotorcade (-keid) noun
a procession in which everyone goes by car.
ˈmotorway noun
a road specially made for fast traffic. They are building a new motorway to link the two cities.
ˈmotorbike, ˈmotorcycle nouns
any of several types of usually heavy bicycle moved by a motor.
motor car
a vehicle on four wheels, moved by a motor, but not a lorry or van; an automobile, car.
ˈmotorcyclist noun
a person who rides a motorbike. The motorcyclist was injured in the road accident.

motor

مُحَرِكٌ motor motor Motor κινητήρας motor moottori moteur motor motore モーター 모터 motor motor silnik motor мотор motor เครื่องยนต์ motor động cơ mô tô 电动机

mo·tor

n. motor, agente que produce o induce movimiento;
a. motor-a, que causa movimiento.

motor

adj (nerve, etc.) motor
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In those days the Standard Oil Company did not deliver oil to the consumer in big wagons and motor trucks as it does now, but delivered instead to retail grocers, hardware stores, and the like.
Those who wish to read of the earliest activities of Tom in the inventive line are referred to the initial volume, "Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle.
To picture the great potato-planting machine, drawn by four horses, or an electric motor, ploughing the furrow, cutting and dropping and covering the potatoes, and planting a score of acres a day
The real injury was a depressed fracture of the skull, extending right up through the motor area.
He was passed by a number of cyclists, some horsemen, and two motor cars.
Any overheated motor may of course "seize" without warning; but so many complaints have reached us of accidents similar to yours while shooting the Aurora that we are inclined to believe with Lavalle that the upper strata of the Aurora Borealis are practically one big electric "leak," and that the paralysis of your engines was due to complete magnetization of all metallic parts.
Her ears caught a rumble, fainter than thunder, and the splash of horses' hoofs--"it's too muddy for the motor ambulance," she thought, mechanically.
From behind the overhanging rock came a noise and rush like that of a railway train; and a great motor car appeared.
There Dallas had first staggered across the floor shouting "Dad," while May and the nurse laughed behind the door; there their second child, Mary (who was so like her mother), had announced her engagement to the dullest and most reliable of Reggie Chivers's many sons; and there Archer had kissed her through her wedding veil before they went down to the motor which was to carry them to Grace Church--for in a world where all else had reeled on its foundations the "Grace Church wedding" remained an unchanged institution.
The dilation and contraction of the gas in the balloon is my means of locomotion, which calls for neither cumbersome wings, nor any other mechanical motor.
The world had thrown up a new type of gentleman altogether--a gentleman of most ungentlemanly energy, a gentleman in dusty oilskins and motor goggles and a wonderful cap, a stink-making gentleman, a swift, high-class badger, who fled perpetually along high roads from the dust and stink he perpetually made.
After watching the traffic on the Embankment for a minute or two with a stoical gaze she twitched her husband's sleeve, and they crossed between the swift discharge of motor cars.