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
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
Origin: [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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'motor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2510
Written Corpus Frequency
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
Examples of motor in a Sentence
The motor is making everyone deaf.
Ruth -- honest to goodness -- went up behind a motor boat.
plans to address the rising number of motor vehicle safety recalls.
This is just the greatest plane. Its got this big, old radial motor.
Seat belt use is a proven method to reduce motor vehicle occupant injuries.
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Translations for motor
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- محرك, موتورArabic
- матор, рухавікBelarusian
- мотор, двигателBulgarian
- motorCatalan, Valencian
- motor, motorickýCzech
- Motor, Triebwerk, AntriebGerman
- macchina, motore, auto, autovettura, il motoreItalian
- モーター, 機械, 発動機, エンジン, 機関, 原動機Japanese
- ძრავა, მოტორGeorgian
- variklis, motorasLithuanian
- dzinējs, motorsLatvian
- motorrijtuig, motorDutch
- atsiitsʼiinNavajo, Navaho
- двигатель, моторRussian
- мотор, motorSerbo-Croatian
- చిన్న కారు, యంత్రముTelugu
- мотор, двигунUkrainian
- động cơ, mô-tơVietnamese
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