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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.]

motoring

(ˈməʊtərɪŋ)
n
the use of cars for travel(as modifier)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.motoring - the act of driving an automobilemotoring - the act of driving an automobile  
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
Translations

motoring

[ˈməʊtərɪŋ]
A. ADJ [accident] → de tráfico, de circulación
motoring holidayvacaciones fpl en coche
the motoring publiclos automovilistas
B. Nautomovilismo m
school of motoringautoescuela f, escuela f de manejo (LAm)

motoring

[ˈməʊtərɪŋ]
(British)
n (= car use)
We had years of trouble-free motoring → Pendant des années, nous n'avons eu aucun problème avec notre voiture.
The cost of motoring is continuing to fall → L'entretien d'une voiture coûte de moins en moins cher.
modif [accident] → de voiture, de la route
motoring holiday → vacances fpl en voiture motoring offence, motoring organizationmotoring offence ninfraction f au code de la routemotoring organization nassociation f d'automobilistesmotor insurance nassurance-automobile f

motoring

(esp Brit)
adj attrAuto-; motoring accidentAutounfall m; motoring offenceVerkehrsdelikt nt; the motoring publicdie Autofahrer pl
nAutofahren nt; school of motoringFahrschule f

motoring

[ˈməʊtərɪŋ]
1. adj (accident) → d'auto, automobilistico/a; (offence) → di guida
motoring holiday → vacanza in macchina
the motoring public → gli automobilisti
2. n (Brit) → turismo automobilistico
the hazards of motoring → i rischi dell'andare in macchina
References in classic literature ?
And then one bright day Bert, motoring toward Croydon, was arrested by the insurgence of a huge, bolster-shaped monster from the Crystal Palace grounds, and obliged to dismount and watch it.
It was quite the custom, after dinner, for many of the better classes of society, especially when entertaining curious Easterners, to spend an hour or several in motoring from dance-hall to dance-hall and cheap cabaret to cheap cabaret.
Only a man who knows nothing of motors talks of motoring without petrol; only a man who knows nothing of reason talks of reasoning without strong, undisputed first principles.