Definitions for Motor
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Motor.
machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
a nonspecific agent that imparts motion
"happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action"
conveying information to the muscles from the CNS
causing or able to cause motion
"a motive force"; "motive power"; "motor energy"
travel or be transported in a vehicle
"We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater"
A machine or device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, or imparts motion.
A motor car, or automobile.
a small internal combustion engine, especially a powerful one for the size (as in motorboat, motor car).
An electric motor.
to drive around leisurely in a motorised vehicle.
describing neurons that create the ability to move
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: moteur, Fr. from moveo, Latin.
Those bodies being of a congenerous nature do readily receive the impressions of their motor, and, if not fettered by their gravity, conform themselves to situations, wherein they best unite unto their animator. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. ii.
An engine or motor is a machine designed to convert one or more forms of energy into mechanical energy.Available energy sources include potential energy (e.g. energy of the Earth's gravitational field as exploited in hydroelectric power generation), heat energy (e.g. geothermal), chemical energy, electric potential and nuclear energy (from nuclear fission or nuclear fusion). Many of these processes generate heat as an intermediate energy form, so heat engines have special importance. Some natural processes, such as atmospheric convection cells convert environmental heat into motion (e.g. in the form of rising air currents). Mechanical energy is of particular importance in transportation, but also plays a role in many industrial processes such as cutting, grinding, crushing, and mixing. Mechanical heat engines convert heat into work via various thermodynamic processes. The internal combustion engine is perhaps the most common example of a mechanical heat engine, in which heat from the combustion of a fuel causes rapid pressurisation of the gaseous combustion products in the combustion chamber, causing them to expand and drive a piston, which turns a crankshaft. Unlike internal combustion engines, a reaction engine (such as a jet engine) produces thrust by expelling reaction mass, in accordance with Newton's third law of motion. Apart from heat engines, electric motors convert electrical energy into mechanical motion, pneumatic motors use compressed air, and clockwork motors in wind-up toys use elastic energy. In biological systems, molecular motors, like myosins in muscles, use chemical energy to create forces and ultimately motion (a chemical engine, but not a heat engine). Chemical heat engines which employ air (ambient atmospheric gas) as a part of the fuel reaction are regarded as airbreathing engines. Chemical heat engines designed to operate outside of Earth's atmosphere (e.g. rockets, deeply submerged submarines) need to carry an additional fuel component called the oxidizer (although there exist super-oxidizers suitable for use in rockets, such as fluorine, a more powerful oxidant than oxygen itself); or the application needs to obtain heat by non-chemical means, such as by means of nuclear reactions.
A motor is a machine designed to convert energy, usually electrical but sometimes other forms such as mechanical, hydraulic, or pneumatic, into a specific form of mechanical motion. This action is typically performed by using electrical current to generate a magnetic field which in turn produces motion. Motors are used in various applications such as in vehicles, appliances, industrial machinery, and more.
one who, or that which, imparts motion; a source of mechanical power
a prime mover; a machine by means of which a source of power, as steam, moving water, electricity, etc., is made available for doing mechanical work
alt. of Motorial
Etymology: [L., fr. movere, motum, to move.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mō′tor, n. a mover: that which gives motion: a machine by means of which steam or other sources of force can be used to give motion or produce work.—adj. giving or transmitting motion.—ns. Mō′tor-car, a vehicle for the road impelled by steam, electricity, or petrol (petroleum spirit); Mō′tor-dy′namo, a dynamo used as a motor.—adjs. Motō′rial, Mō′tory, giving motion.—n. Motō′rium, that part of the nervous organism instrumental in the exertion of motor influence:—opp. to Sensorium, that which feels or perceives.—adj. Motorpath′ic, belonging to Motor′pathy or the movement cure.—Motor nerve, any nerve which transmits impulse to the muscles.—Air-motor, a machine impelled by compressed air. [Cf. Motive.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The prime mover in machinery.
An element of a machine created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.
The motor can be a facet of a machine.
Submitted by MaryC on May 2, 2020
Relating to the movement of energy through the body, brain, conscience, consciousness, mind and subconscious.
The motor neurons are all processing at superluminal speed.
Submitted by MaryC on May 2, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Motor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2510
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Rank popularity for the word 'Motor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2417
Rank popularity for the word 'Motor' in Nouns Frequency: #957
The numerical value of Motor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Motor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris ... [because] no known motor can run at the requisite speed for four days without stopping.
I want people to just be careful with parking the cars around schools. Make sure you stop the motor, and to not go out without stopping the motor, this could happen again. Yesterday it was her, tomorrow, it can be another child.
Removing the faults in a stage-coach may produce a perfect stage-coach, but it is unlikely to produce the first motor car.
At five minutes to eleven on the morning named he was at the station, a false beard and spectacles shielding his identity from the public eye. If you had asked him he would have said that he was a Scotch business man. As a matter a fact, he looked far more like a motor-car coming through a haystack.
Report writing, like motor-car driving and love-making, is one of those activities which almost every Englishman thinks he can do well without instruction. The results are of course usually abominable.
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Translations for Motor
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- موتور, محركArabic
- рухавік, маторBelarusian
- двигател, моторBulgarian
- motorCatalan, Valencian
- motor, motorickýCzech
- Triebwerk, Antrieb, MotorGerman
- motore, macchina, auto, autovettura, il motoreItalian
- 機関, エンジン, モーター, 原動機, 発動機, 機械Japanese
- ძრავა, მოტორGeorgian
- motoras, variklisLithuanian
- motors, dzinējsLatvian
- motorrijtuig, motorDutch
- atsiitsʼiinNavajo, Navaho
- двигатель, моторRussian
- мотор, motorSerbo-Croatian
- చిన్న కారు, యంత్రముTelugu
- двигун, моторUkrainian
- mô-tơ, động cơVietnamese
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