Motor meaning

mōtər
Designating or of a nerve carrying impulses from the central nervous system to a muscle that produces motion.
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A machine that uses energy, such as electric or chemical energy (as from burning a fuel), to produce mechanical motion.
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To ride in a motor vehicle; esp., to travel by automobile.
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The definition of a motor is anything that makes something move.

An example of a motor is the steam engine of a train.

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Motor is defined as something having to do with muscular movement.

An example of motor is being able to move your arms up and down, to have motor skills.

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Of, manifested by, or involving muscular movements.

A motor reflex, motor skills.

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(informal) To walk or otherwise proceed at a swift or steady pace.
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(chiefly brit.) To convey by automobile.
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Causing or producing motion.
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Involving or relating to movements of the muscles.
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Relating to an organism's overt reaction to a stimulus.
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Involving the muscles or the nerves that are connected to them.
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A machine or device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, or imparts motion.
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(colloquial) A motor car, or automobile.
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(figuratively) A source of power for something, an inspiration, a driving force.
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(biology) Describing neurons that create the ability to move.

Motor unit.

She has excellent motor skills.

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To drive around leisurely in a motorised vehicle.
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Something, such as a machine or an engine, that produces or imparts motion.
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A device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, especially an internal-combustion engine or an arrangement of coils and magnets that converts electric current into mechanical power.
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A motor vehicle, especially an automobile.
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Causing or producing motion.

Motor power.

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Driven by or having a motor.
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Of or for motors or motor vehicles.

Motor oil.

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Of, relating to, or designating nerves that carry impulses from the nerve centers to the muscles.
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Involving or relating to movements of the muscles.

Motor coordination; a motor reflex.

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To drive or travel in a motor vehicle.
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To carry by motor vehicle.
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Anything that produces or imparts motion.
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An engine; esp., an internal-combustion engine for propelling a vehicle.
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(elec.) A machine for converting electric energy into mechanical energy.
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Producing or imparting motion.
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Of, having to do with, or powered by a motor or motors.

Motor oil, motor parts, a motor bicycle.

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Of, by, or for motor vehicles.

A motor trip.

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For motorists.

A motor inn.

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Relating to or being nerves that carry impulses from the nerve centers to the muscles.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
motor
Plural:
motors

Origin of motor

  • Middle English motour prime mover from Latin mōtor from mōtus past participle of movēre to move meuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin moto (“I set in motion").

    From Wiktionary