Meaning of MOTOR in English

MOTOR

n.

Pronunciation: ' m ō -t ə r

Function: noun

Etymology: Latin, from mov ē re to move

Date: 1586

1 : one that imparts motion specifically : PRIME MOVER

2 : any of various power units that develop energy or impart motion: as a : a small compact engine b : INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE especially : a gasoline engine c : a rotating machine that transforms electrical energy into mechanical energy

3 : MOTOR VEHICLE especially : AUTOMOBILE

– mo · tor · dom \ -d ə m \ noun

– mo · tor · less \ -l ə s \ adjective

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