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Meaning of MOTOR

Pronunciation:  'mowtur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
  2. [adj]  causing or able to cause motion; "a motive force"; "motive power"; "motor energy"
  3. [adj]  involving or relating to movements of the muscles; "motor coordination"; "a motor reflex"; "motor paralysis"
  4. [v]  travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater"

MOTOR is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: causative, drive, motive(a)
 See Also: electric motor, engine, go, locomote, machine, move, ride, stepper, stepping motor, travel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mo"tor\, n. [L., fr. movere, motum, to move.]
    1. One who, or that which, imparts motion; a source of
       mechanical power.
    2. (Mach.) A prime mover; a machine by means of which a
       source of power, as steam, moving water, electricity,
       etc., is made available for doing mechanical work.
  2. \Mo"tor\, Motory \Mo"to*ry\, Motorial \Mo*to"ri*al\, a.
    [L. motorius that has motion. See {Motor}, n.]
    Causing or setting up motion; pertaining to organs of motion;
    -- applied especially in physiology to those nerves or nerve
    fibers which only convey impressions from a nerve center to
    muscles, thereby causing motion.
  3. \Mo"tor\, n.
    A motor car; an automobile. [Colloq.]
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: In medicine, having to do with the movement of body parts.
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