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A machine is a piece of equipment which uses electricity or some other form of power to perform a particular task.
When a machine operates by electricity, you refer to the part of the machine that converts power into movement as the motor.
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.
You talk about the engine of a ship, but the motor of a small boat.
Past participle: motored
|Noun||1.||motor - 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
|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"
|Verb||1.||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"
|Adj.||1.||motor - conveying information to the muscles from the CNS; "motor nerves"|
|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"
we motored down to Ascot → fuimos en coche a Ascot
we motored over to see them → fuimos a visitarlos (en coche)
motor insurance N → seguro m de automóvil
motor launch N → lancha f motora
motor mechanic N → mecánico/a m/f de automóviles
motor oil N → aceite m para motores
motor racing N (Sport) → carreras fpl de coches, automovilismo m
motor racing track N → pista f de automovilismo, circuito m de automovilismo
motor scooter N → Vespa ® f, escúter m, motoneta f (LAm)
motor show N → feria f de automóviles
the Paris motor show → el salón del automóvil de París
motor transport N → transporte m rodado, transporte m motorizado
motor vehicle N → automóvil m
motor vessel N → motonave f