• Definition for "motor"
    • anything, eg a machine or an engine, that…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "motor"
    • These two gyri, together with the…
    • View More
  • Quotes for "motor"
  • Phrases for "motor"
  • Cross Reference for "motor"
  • Etymologically Related for "motor"
  • Urban Dictionary for "motor"
    • An over-used catch phrase of baseball…
    • View More
  • Medical Dictionary for "motor"
    • something which creates or means movement.…
    • View More

motor definition

  • noun:
    • anything, eg a machine or an engine, that produces or imparts movement.
    • A device that converts any style of power into mechanical power, specifically an internal-combustion engine or an arrangement of coils and magnets that converts household current into mechanical energy.
    • an automobile, especially a car: "it absolutely was every night of enthusiasts. All over the highway ... engines had been parked and dim numbers were clasped in reveryā€¯ ( Sinclair Lewis).
    • A machine or unit that converts any form of power into mechanical power, or imparts movement.
    • A motor automobile, or car.
    • A source of power for one thing, an inspiration, a driving power.
    • One who, or what, imparts motion; a source of mechanical energy.
    • A prime mover; a device through which a source of power, as vapor, going water, electrical energy, etc., is made designed for doing technical work.
    • A motor vehicle; an automobile.
    • a person who or what imparts movement; a source or originator of technical energy; a moving energy, as water, steam, etc.
    • particularly
    • In math, an operator or a quantity which presents the displacement of a rigid human anatomy.
    • In equipment, a prime mover; a contrivance for developing and applying mechanically some natural force, as temperature, pressure, body weight, the tide, and/or wind; a machine which transforms the power of water, steam, or electricity into technical power: as, an electric motor. See machine, 2.
    • In anatomy, particularly, a motor neurological.
    • A motor-car.
    • In anatomy, particularly, a motor neurological.
    • An alternating-current motor where wattless present is compensated by a condenser or by additional commutator-brushes; a compensated repulsion-motor.
    • a nonspecific agent that imparts movement
    • machine that converts other designs of energy into technical power so imparts motion
  • adjective:
    • Causing or producing motion: engine energy.
    • Driven by or having a motor.
    • Of and for engines or motor vehicles: engine oil.
    • Of, relating to, or designating nerves that carry impulses through the nerve centers towards the muscle tissue.
    • Involving or regarding movements associated with muscle tissue: engine coordination; a motor response.
    • explaining neurons that create the capability to go
    • Causing or starting movement; related to body organs of movement; -- used especially in physiology to those nerves or neurological fibers which just communicate impressions from a nerve center to muscle tissue, thereby causing movement.
    • conveying information into muscle tissue through the CNS
    • causing or able to cause motion
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To drive or travel in an automobile.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to hold by automobile.
  • verb:
    • to-drive around leisurely in a motorised car.
    • vacation or be transported in a car
  • others:
    • Giving movement; imparting motion.
    • In physiology, conveying from center toward the periphery an impulse that outcomes or has a tendency to end up in motion, as a nerve: in opposition to physical.
    • Of or related to or acting through engine nerves or tracts.
442 votes

How would you define motor?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!