Meaning of MOTOR in English


■ noun

1》 a machine, especially one powered by electricity or internal combustion, that supplies motive power for a vehicle or other device.

2》 Brit. informal a car.

■ adjective

1》 chiefly Brit. driven by a ~.

↘relating to ~ vehicles: ~ insurance.

2》 giving, imparting, or producing motion or action.

↘ Physiology relating to muscular movement or the nerves activating it.

■ verb travel in a car.

↘ informal move or travel quickly.


~able adjective


ME: from L., lit. 'mover', based on movere 'to move'.

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