Results for: motor
1. (Engineering / Automotive Engineering)
a. the engine, esp an internal-combustion engine, of a vehicle
b. (as modifier) a motor scooter
2. (Engineering / Electrical Engineering) Also called electric motor a machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy by means of the forces exerted on a current-carrying coil placed in a magnetic field
3. (Engineering / Mechanical Engineering) any device that converts another form of energy into mechanical energy to produce motion
4. an indispensable part or player that moves a process or system along
5. (Engineering / Automotive Engineering)
a. Chiefly Brit a car or other motor vehicle
b. as modifier motor spares
1. (Physics / General Physics) producing or causing motion
2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Physiology) Physiol
a. of or relating to nerves or neurons that carry impulses that cause muscles to contract
b. of or relating to movement or to muscles that induce movement
1. (Engineering / Automotive Engineering) (intr) to travel by car
2. (Engineering / Automotive Engineering) (tr) Brit to transport by car
3. (intr) Informal to move fast; make good progress
4. (tr) to motivate
[from Latin mōtor a mover, from movēre to move]
motor /motr/ n. a machine that creates power, such as the engine in a car: An air conditioner uses an electric motor to cool the air and turn a fan.
v. [I;T] to travel in a vehicle: For our vacation, we motored through California.
adj. related to movement of the muscles: She has good motor coordination.