What does motor mean?

Definitions for motor
ˈmoʊ tərmo·tor

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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

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

  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

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

  3. Motornoun

    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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  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. Gary Smith:

    Many parents believe baby walkers offer their children entertainment, promote walking and providing a baby with an activity while the parents are busy doing something else, baby walkers do not promote walking skills. In fact, other studies have demonstrated that baby walkers can transiently delay mental and motor development.

  2. Erin Vertucci and Shane McGowan:

    The motor is making everyone deaf.

  3. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency:

    NTSB investigation will focus on vehicle technologies such as forward collision warning systems, CMV fuel tank integrity, motor carrier operations and occupant survivability.

  4. 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.

  5. Stephen Jay Gould:

    “The literal record was not a hopelessly and imperfect fraction of truly insensible gradation within large populations but an accurate reflection of the actual process identified by evolutionists as the chief motor of biological change. The theory of punctuated equilibrium was, in its initial formulation, little more than this insight adumbrated.”

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