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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.
SUMMER BBQ WEEKEND The home of family-friendly motoring, Motor Range will be hosting family fun events every weekend to celebrate the Summer Sale.