motor - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “motor”

See all translations

motor

noun [C]  us   /ˈmoʊ·t̬ər/

motor noun [C] (ENGINE)

an engine that makes a machine work or a vehicle move: an electric/diesel motor.

motor

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈmoʊ·t̬ər/

motor adjective [not gradable] (BODY MOVEMENT)

relating to muscles that produce movement and the nerves and parts of the brain that control these muscles: motor skills
Translations of “motor”
in Arabic مُحَرِّك…
in Korean 모터, 발동기…
in Malaysian motor…
in French (à) moteur…
in Turkish motor…
in Italian motore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝置, 發動機,引擎, 電動機,馬達…
in Russian двигатель, мотор…
in Polish silnik…
in Vietnamese động cơ ô tô…
in Spanish motor…
in Portuguese motor…
in Thai เครื่องยนต์…
in German der Motor, Motor-……
in Catalan motor…
in Japanese モーター…
in Indonesian motor…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装置, 发动机,引擎, 电动机,马达…
(Definition of motor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of motor?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “motor”

Definitions of “motor” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

May I sit here? Asking for and giving permission.

by Liz Walter,
June 03, 2015
We often find ourselves in situations where we need to ask for permission or to reply to people who ask us for permission. Here are some words and phrases to help you do this in a natural way. The simplest way to ask for permission is with the modal verb can: Can

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More