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. 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

  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

  3. Motor(noun)

    alt. of Motorial

  4. Origin: [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.]

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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. Erin Vertucci and Shane McGowan:

    The motor is making everyone deaf.

  2. Antonin Scalia:

    Ruth -- honest to goodness -- went up behind a motor boat.

  3. Anthony Foxx:

    plans to address the rising number of motor vehicle safety recalls.

  4. Fox News:

    This is just the greatest plane. Its got this big, old radial motor.

  5. Grant Baldwin:

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

Images & Illustrations of motor

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