What does motor mean?

Definitions for motor
ˈmoʊ tərmo·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. motor(noun)

    machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion

  2. motor(adj)

    a nonspecific agent that imparts motion

    "happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action"

  3. centrifugal, motor(a)(adj)

    conveying information to the muscles from the CNS

    "motor nerves"

  4. motive(a), motor(verb)

    causing or able to cause motion

    "a motive force"; "motive power"; "motor energy"

  5. drive, motor(verb)

    travel or be transported in a vehicle

    "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater"

Wiktionary

  1. motor(Noun)

    A machine or device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, or imparts motion.

  2. motor(Noun)

    A motor car, or automobile.

  3. motor(Noun)

    a small internal combustion engine, especially a powerful one for the size (as in motorboat, motor car).

  4. motor(Noun)

    An electric motor.

  5. motor(Verb)

    to drive around leisurely in a motorised vehicle.

  6. motor(Adjective)

    describing neurons that create the ability to move

Webster Dictionary

  1. Motor(noun)

    one who, or that which, imparts motion; a source of mechanical power

    Etymology: [L., fr. movere, motum, to move.]

  2. Motor(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [L., fr. movere, motum, to move.]

  3. Motor(noun)

    alt. of Motorial

    Etymology: [L., fr. movere, motum, to move.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Motor

    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

  1. motor

    The prime mover in machinery.

Editors Contribution

  1. motor

    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  
  2. motor

    Relating to the movement of energy through the body, conscience or consciousness.

    The motor neurons are all processing at superluminal speed.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 2, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'motor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2510

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'motor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2417

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'motor' in Nouns Frequency: #957

How to pronounce motor?

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How to say motor in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of motor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of motor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of motor in a Sentence

  1. Amir Ayali:

    The locust uses mechanical energy in addition to its muscle force in order to generate a jump and this is exactly what we are imitating...We are using a tiny motor that generates, or stores mechanical energy, and this mechanical energy in springs is actually very similar to the locust legs is what propels the robot into the air.

  2. German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt:

    It is clear that the Federal Office for Motor Traffic will not exclusively concentrate on the VW models in question but that it will also carry out random tests on vehicles made by other carmakers.

  3. Grant Baldwin:

    Seat belt use is a proven method to reduce motor vehicle occupant injuries.

  4. Steven Frucht:

    When you look at the areas of the brain that are inappropriately activating, they're not just one region, this is actually a widely distributed motor network disorder. It's not like there's a lesion in a three-millimeter location, and we could just take care of that.

  5. Tom Margerison, "A Random Walk in Science" compiled by R. L. Weber, edited by E. Mendoza:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of motor

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