Motor



[moh-ter] /ˈmoʊ tər/

noun
1.
a comparatively small and powerful engine, especially an internal-combustion engine in an automobile, , or the like.
2.
any self-powered vehicle.
3.
a person or thing that imparts motion, especially a contrivance, as a steam engine, that receives and modifies energy from some natural source in order to utilize it in driving machinery.
4.
Also called electric motor. Electricity. a machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy, as an .
5.
motors, stocks or bonds in automobile companies.
adjective
6.
pertaining to or operated by a motor.
7.
of, for, by, or pertaining to motor vehicles:
motor freight.
8.
designed or for automobiles, their drivers, or their passengers:
The hotel has a motor lobby in its parking garage for picking up and discharging passengers.
9.
causing or producing motion.
10.
Physiology. conveying an impulse that results or tends to result in motion, as a nerve.
11.
Psychology, Physiology.. Also, motoric. of, relating to, or involving muscular movement:
a motor response; motor images.
verb (used without object)
12.
to ride or travel in an automobile; drive:
They motored up the coast.
verb (used with object)
13.
Chiefly British. to drive or transport by car:
He motored his son to school.
/ˈməʊtə/
noun
1.

2.
Also called electric motor. a machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy by means of the forces exerted on a current-carrying coil placed in a magnetic field
3.
any device that converts another form of energy into mechanical energy to produce motion
4.
an indispensable part or player that moves a process or system along
5.

adjective
6.
producing or causing motion
7.
(physiol)

verb
8.
(intransitive) to travel by car
9.
(transitive) (Brit) to transport by car
10.
(intransitive) (informal) to move fast; make good progress
11.
(transitive) to motivate
n.

mid-15c., “controller, prime mover,” from Latin motor, literally “mover,” agent noun from past participle stem of movere “to move” (see move (v.)). From 15c. as “controller, prime mover” (in reference to God); sense of “agent or force that produces mechanical motion” is first recorded 1660s; that of “machine that supplies motive power” is from 1856. First record of slang motor-mouth “fast-talking person” is from 1970.
v.

1896, from motor (n.). Related: Motored; motoring.

motor mo·tor (mō’tər)
adj.

motor
(mō’tər)
Noun A machine that uses energy, such as electric or chemical energy (as from burning a fuel), to produce mechanical motion. See also engine.

Adjective Involving the muscles or the nerves that are connected to them. Compare sensory.

noun

An amphetamine, esp Methedrine2; speed: ”What’s motor? Speed?” ”Un huh” (1990s+ Narcotics)

verb

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