motor: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (mō'tur), [key]
- a comparatively small and powerful engine, esp. an internal-combustion engine in an automobile, motorboat, or the like.
- any self-powered vehicle.
- a person or thing that imparts motion, esp. a contrivance, as a steam engine, that receives and modifies energy from some natural source in order to utilize it in driving machinery.
- Also calleda machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy, as an induction motor.
- stocks or bonds in automobile companies.
- pertaining to or operated by a motor.
- of, for, by, or pertaining to motor vehicles: motor freight.
- designed or for automobiles, their drivers, or their passengers: The hotel has a motor lobby in its parking garage for picking up and discharging passengers.
- causing or producing motion.
- conveying an impulse that results or tends to result in motion, as a nerve.
- of, pertaining to, or involving muscular movement: a motor response; motor images.
- to ride or travel in an automobile; drive: They motored up the coast.
- to drive or transport by car: He motored his son to school.
- motor (Thesaurus)