What does motor mean?

Definitions for motor
ˈmoʊ tərmo·tor

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word motor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. motornoun

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

  2. motoradjective

    a nonspecific agent that imparts motion

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

  3. centrifugal, motor(a)adjective

    conveying information to the muscles from the CNS

    "motor nerves"

  4. motive(a), motorverb

    causing or able to cause motion

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

  5. drive, motorverb

    travel or be transported in a vehicle

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

Wiktionary

  1. motornoun

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

  2. motornoun

    A motor car, or automobile.

  3. motornoun

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

  4. motornoun

    An electric motor.

  5. motorverb

    to drive around leisurely in a motorised vehicle.

  6. motoradjective

    describing neurons that create the ability to move

Webster Dictionary

  1. Motornoun

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

  2. Motornoun

    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

  3. Motornoun

    alt. of Motorial

  4. 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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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. Travis Kvapil:

    The biggest thing is, we found that racecar, it's a small team and this (would have been) a big setback for us if that was missing. It was enough of a setback as it was, not being able to qualify and run the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend.

  2. Erin Vertucci and Shane McGowan:

    The motor is making everyone deaf.

  3. P. G. Wodehouse:

    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.

  4. Bob Boniface:

    Those straight-eights that Buick built back then were known for their incredible smoothness and durability, it was a great motor.

  5. Kevin Yoo:

    It’s a routine procedure that company executives sell or buy their company stocks, the amount Hyundai Motor executives have sold after the media report is not a lot of money, and executives often sell or buy company stocks to turn them into profit.

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