AskDefine | Define motor

Dictionary Definition

motor adj
1 conveying information to the muscles from the CNS; "motor nerves" [syn: centrifugal, motor(a)]
2 causing or able to cause motion; "a motive force"; "motive power"; "motor energy" [syn: motive(a)]

Noun

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" v : travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater" [syn: drive]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A machine or device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, or imparts motion
  2. A motor car, or automobile

Translations

Synonyms

Adjective

motor
  1. (biology): describing neurons that create the ability to move, see motor unit

Verb

  1. to drive around leisurely in a motor car

Related terms

Bosnian

Noun

motor (p: motori)

Croatian

Declension

Czech

Pronunciation

Noun

motor

Dutch

Noun

  1. engine (mechanical device)

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • /ˈmotor/|lang=hu

Noun

hu-noun ok

Romanian

Noun

  1. engine (mechanical device)

Serbian

Noun

motor (p: motori)

Cyrillic spelling

Slovene

Noun

  1. engine (mechanical device)

Spanish

Noun

  1. engine

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

motor

Extensive Definition

Motor may refer to:

See also

motor in Bulgarian: Двигател
motor in Danish: Motor (flertydig)
motor in Indonesian: Motor
motor in Japanese: モーター
motor in Norwegian: Motor (andre betydninger)
motor in Polish: Motor
motor in Romanian: Motor
motor in Turkish: Motor
motor in Chinese: 馬達

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

active, aeromotor, alembic, anvil, appliance, arc-jet engine, auto, autocar, automobile, axial-flow turbojet, bicycle, bike, boat, buggy, bus, caldron, cam engine, car, catch a train, charioteer, chauffeur, convenience, crate, crucible, cycle, drive, driving, engine, enginery, entrain, facility, fixture, gas jet, go by rail, heap, impelling, impulse duct engine, in motion, inverted engine, jalopy, joyride, lathe, machine, machinery, make a train, mechanical aid, mechanical device, mechanism, melting pot, mobile, mortar, motile, motivational, motive, motive power, motor vehicle, motorcar, motorcycle, motorized vehicle, moving, pancake engine, pedal, pilot, piston engine, power plant, power source, propellant, propeller-jet engine, propelling, propjet, radial engine, ramjet, reciprocating engine, retort, ride, rocket motor, rotary engine, stirring, supercharged engine, take a joyride, taxi, test tube, tool, transducer, transformer, transitional, traveling, tub, turbine, turbojet, turboprop, utility, vertical engine, voiture, wheel, wheels, wreck
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