Motor - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmoʊtər|  American pronunciation of the word motor
Brit.  |ˈməʊtə|  British pronunciation of the word motor
- machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
- a nonspecific agent that imparts motion
happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action
- travel or be transported in a vehicle (syn: drive)
They motored to London for the theater
- conveying information to the muscles from the CNS (syn: centrifugal)
motor nerves
- causing or able to cause motion (syn: motive)
motor energy

Examples

...the device was equipped with a small electrical motor to make the gears spin...

...went shopping for a new automobile at Valley Motors...

We spent the afternoon motoring through the countryside.

The car motored slowly up the hill.

The motor runs / works.

The motor stalls.

It took a while for them to get started, but now they are really motoring.

That's a nice motor you've got, Dave.

Bertie is motoring down from London.

happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action

They motored to London for the theater

The motor wants a tune-up.

a license to operate a motor vehicle

The film is advanced by an electric motor.

This motor operates at a speed of 5,000 revolutions per minute.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: motor
he/she/it: motors
present participle: motoring
past tense: motored
past participle: motored
noun
singular: motor
plural: motors
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