Meaning of MOTOR in English

MOTOR

(~s)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

The ~ in a machine, vehicle, or boat is the part that uses electricity or fuel to produce movement, so that the machine, vehicle, or boat can work.

She got in and started the ~.

= engine

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2.

Motor vehicles and boats have a petrol or diesel engine.

Theft of ~ vehicles is up by 15.9%.

ADJ: ADJ n

3.

Motor is used to describe activities relating to vehicles such as cars and buses. (mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use automotive , automobile )

...the future of the British ~ industry...

He worked as a ~ mechanic.

ADJ: ADJ n

4.

Some people refer to a car as a ~. (BRIT INFORMAL)

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5.

see also ~ing , outboard ~

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