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, 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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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

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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. Olga Santiago:

    It's critical to diagnose early and to begin treatment as early as possible to stop the irreversible motor neuron loss, and make the achievement of motor milestones such as crawling, sitting and walking possible.

  2. Alex Greenwood:

    Knut died in 2010 due to encephalitis which is an inflammation of the brain, the inflammation caused him to lose his motor control and he then lost his balance and fell into the water in the enclosure and drowned.

  3. Amilcar Torcato:

    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.

  4. Anthony Hamilton:

    If you look at the motor racing scene nowadays, people are doing less than a year in a category and then think 'I’ve had enough of this one so now I’m going to jump two or three because I can afford it', and the next thing you know they are sitting in a Formula One car. Or expect to be sitting in one. Well, look, the educational process hasn’t changed.

  5. Jeff Donohue:

    Why is Ford Motor Company here? Why is UPS here? Why is Georgetown Toyota here in the state of Kentucky? Why is the Corvette plant here? They're here because of the productivity about the location, and we can get the job done.

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