motor meaning

[ 'məutə ] Pronunciation:   "motor" in a sentence
  • Noun: motor  mowtu(r)
    1. Machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion 
    2. A nonspecific agent that imparts motion
      "happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action"
    Verb: motor  mowtu(r)
    1. Travel or be transported in a vehicle
      "They motored to London for the theatre"
      - drive
    Adjective: motor  mowtu(r)
    1. Conveying information to the muscles from the CNS
      "motor nerves"
      - centrifugal 
    2. Causing or able to cause motion
      "motor energy"
      - motive

    Derived forms: motors, motored, motoring

    See also: causative, efferent, motorial, motoring, motorist, motorize

    Type of: agent, go, locomote, machine, move, travel

    Encyclopedia: Motor

  • [American slang]
    in. to depart.
    • Well, let's motor, you guys. It's getting late.
    • I've got to motor. It's a long walk home.

  • [Architecture]

    A machine which converts electric power into mechanical power by means of a rotating shaft.

  • [Electronics]
    1. A machine for converting electrical energy into mechanical energy.
    2. The driving mechanism of a loudspeaker.

  • [Medicine]
    1 : causing or imparting motion
    2 : of, relating to, or being a motoneuron or a nerve containing motoneurons ‹motor fibers› ‹motor cells›
    3 : of, relating to, concerned with, or involving muscular movement ‹motor areas of the brain›


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  1. what is the power delivered to the motor?
  2. henry fixed the motor which had cut out.
  3. the whine of the motors jangled her nerves.
  4. he is buying up shares in general motors.
  5. he gunned his motor at the stoplight.

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