Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “motor”

See all translations

motor

noun /ˈməutə/
a machine, usually a petrol engine or an electrical device, that gives motion or power
motor
a washing-machine has an electric motor (also adjective) a motor boat/vehicle.
motoring noun (British) the activity of driving a car:
automovilismo
I was reading an article about motoring in Australia a motoring offence.
motorist noun a person who drives a motor car
automovilista, conductor
The motorist could not avoid hitting the dog.
motorize verb ( (also motoriseBritish)) to fit a motor to (eg a bicycle).
motorizar
to supply (eg troops) with motor vehicles
motorizar
Many army units have been motorized.
motorboat /ˈmoutəˌbout/ noun a small fast boat that is powered by an engine.
lancha motora
motorcade /-keid/ noun a procession in which everyone goes by car
desfile de automóviles
the President’s motorcade
motor vehicle /ˈmoutəˌviːikəl/ noun a road vehicle that is powered by an engine, for example a car or a truck
vehículo a motor
All motor vehicles must be equipped with seat belts.
motorway noun (British) a road specially made for fast traffic
autopista
They are building a new motorway to link the two cities.
motorbike noun ( motorcycle) any of several types of usually heavy bicycle moved by a motor
motocicleta, moto
a motocycle helmet.
motor car noun a vehicle on four wheels, moved by a motor, but not a lorry or van; an automobile, car.
coche, automóvil
motorcyclist noun a person who rides a motorbike
motociclista, motorista
The motorcyclist was injured in the road accident.
Translations of “motor”
in Korean 모터, 발동기…
in Arabic مُحَرِّك…
in French (à) moteur…
in Italian motore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝置, 發動機,引擎, 電動機,馬達…
in Russian двигатель, мотор…
in Turkish motor…
in Polish silnik…
in Portuguese motor…
in German der Motor, Motor-……
in Catalan motor…
in Japanese モーター…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装置, 发动机,引擎, 电动机,马达…
(Definition of motor from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “motor” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

christmassy

typical of Christmas, or happy because it is Christmas

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

tweleb noun

December 22, 2014
informal a Twitter celebrity; (more specifically, someone who has more than 1,000 followers on Twitter) There were a few old and a few new faces, including a tweleb or two. Expect to see and hear more from these cool kids.

Read More