Translation of "motor" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈməʊ·tər/ us /ˈmoʊ·t̬ər/

the part of a machine, car, etc. that makes it work

an electric motor

(Translation of “motor” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈməutə/

a machine, usually a petrol engine or an electrical device, that gives motion or power

a washing-machine has an electric motor
(also adjective) a motor boat/vehicle.
motoring noun

(British) the activity of driving a car:

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).


to supply (eg troops) with motor vehicles

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

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.

(Translation of “motor” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)