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Definitions and Synonyms of motor | Another word for motor | What is motor?

Definition 1: machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion - [noun denoting artifact]

(motor is a kind of ...) any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks

(... is a kind of motor ) a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work

(... is a kind of motor ) motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work

(... is a kind of motor ) a motor (especially an electric motor) that moves or rotates in small discrete steps

Definition 2: a nonspecific agent that imparts motion - [noun denoting object]

Samples where motor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action

(motor is a kind of ...) an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect

"their research uncovered new disease agents"

Definition 3: travel or be transported in a vehicle - [verb of motion]

Samples where motor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We drove to the university every morning
  • They motored to London for the theater

Synonyms for motor in the sense of this definition

(motor is a kind of ...) move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

"You must carry your camping gear" "carry the suitcases to the car" "This train is carrying nuclear waste" "These pipes carry waste water into the river"

(motor is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(motor implies ...) be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

"I ride to work in a bus" "He rides the subway downtown every day"

(motor has a similar meaning as ...) proceed along in a vehicle

"We drive the turnpike to work"

(motor belongs to category ...) the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

Definition 4: causing or able to cause motion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where motor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a motive force
  • motive power
  • motor energy

Synonyms for motor in the sense of this definition

(motor is similar to ...) producing an effect

"poverty as a causative factor in crime"

Definition 5: conveying information to the muscles from the CNS - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where motor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • motor nerves

Synonyms for motor in the sense of this definition

(motor is similar to ...) of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS

"efferent nerves and impulses"

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