[moh-terd] /ˈmoʊ tərd/
having a or , especially of a specified number or type (usually used in combination):
a bimotored airplane.
[moh-ter] /ˈmoʊ tər/
a comparatively small and powerful engine, especially an internal-combustion engine in an automobile, , or the like.
any self-powered vehicle.
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.
Also called electric motor. Electricity. a machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy, as an .
motors, stocks or bonds in automobile companies.
pertaining to or operated by a motor.
of, for, by, or pertaining to motor vehicles:
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.
causing or producing motion.
Physiology. conveying an impulse that results or tends to result in motion, as a nerve.
Psychology, Physiology.. Also, motoric. of, relating to, or involving muscular movement:
a motor response; motor images.
verb (used without object)
to ride or travel in an automobile; drive:
They motored up the coast.
verb (used with object)
Chiefly British. to drive or transport by car:
He motored his son to school.
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
any device that converts another form of energy into mechanical energy to produce motion
an indispensable part or player that moves a process or system along
producing or causing motion
(intransitive) to travel by car
(transitive) (Brit) to transport by car
(intransitive) (informal) to move fast; make good progress
(transitive) to motivate
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.
1896, from motor (n.). Related: Motored; motoring.
motor mo·tor (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.
An amphetamine, esp Methedrine2; speed: ”What’s motor? Speed?” ”Un huh” (1990s+ Narcotics)
- Motor endplate
motor endplate n. The large and complex terminal formation by which the axon of a motor neuron establishes synaptic contact with a striated muscle fiber. Also called motor plate.
- Motor fiber
motor fiber n. Any of the fibers in a mixed nerve that transmit motor impulses.
noun, Electricity. 1. one or more motors mechanically coupled to one or more generators for converting or transforming electric current into mechanical energy. noun 1. a generator driven by an electric motor, by means of which the voltage, frequency, or phases of an electrical power supply can be changed
noun a motor vehicle or cycle enthusiast; also, an enthusiast for working on motor vehicles; a mechanic Examples The Indianapolis 500 is especially important to motorheads. Usage Note slang