any power used to impart motion; any source of mechanical energy.
Railroads. locomotives or other vehicles that supply tractive power.
any source of energy used to produce motion
the means of supplying power to an engine, vehicle, etc
any driving force
[moh-tiv-ik] /moʊˈtɪv ɪk/ adjective, Music. 1. of or relating to a motif.
[moh-tiv-i-tee] /moʊˈtɪv ɪ ti/ noun 1. the power of initiating or producing motion. /məʊˈtɪvɪtɪ/ noun 1. the power of moving or of initiating motion
[moh zhyst] /moʊ ˈʒüst/ noun, plural mots justes [moh zhyst] /moʊ ˈʒüst/ (Show IPA). French. 1. the exact, appropriate word. /mo ʒyst/ noun (pl) mots justes (mo ʒyst) 1. the appropriate word or expression
/məʊtˈlɑːntɛ/ noun 1. Kgalema (Petrus) (gɑːˈlɛmə). born 1949, South African statesman: president (2008–09)