motor Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “motor” in the English Dictionary

"motor" in British English

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motornoun [C]

uk   /ˈməʊ.tər/  us   /ˈmoʊ.t̬ɚ/

motor noun [C] (DEVICE)

B2 a ​device that ​changeselectricity or ​fuel into ​movement and makes a ​machinework: The ​pump is ​powered by a ​small electric motor. Our ​washingmachineneeds a new motor.mainly US A ​carstood by the ​curb, ​its motor (= ​engine)running.
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motor noun [C] (CAR)

mainly UK old-fashioned a ​car: Do you ​know anyone who's ​looking for a ​second-hand motor?

motoradjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈməʊ.tər/  us   /ˈmoʊ.t̬ɚ/

motor adjective [before noun] (CAR)

mainly UK connected with ​cars or other ​vehicles that have ​engines and use ​roads: This has been a ​difficultyear for the motor industry/​trade. motor insurance

motor adjective [before noun] (MUSCLES)

specialized biology relating to ​muscles that ​producemovement, or the ​nerves and ​parts of the ​brain that ​control these ​muscles: He has ​poor motor control/​functions.

motorverb [I]

uk   /ˈməʊ.tər/  us   /ˈmoʊ.t̬ɚ/
informal to ​move or ​increase very ​quickly: Shares have motored ahead as ​profits have ​risen. UK old-fashioned to ​drive: I was just motoring along, ​minding my own ​business, when ​suddenly I was ​stopped by the ​police.
(Definition of motor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"motor" in American English

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motornoun [C]

 us   /ˈmoʊ·t̬ər/

motor noun [C] (ENGINE)

an ​engine that makes a ​machinework or a ​vehicle move: an ​electric/​diesel motor.

motoradjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmoʊ·t̬ər/

motor adjective [not gradable] (BODY MOVEMENT)

relating to ​muscles that ​producemovement and the ​nerves and ​parts of the ​brain that ​control these ​muscles: motor ​skills
(Definition of motor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “motor”
in Korean 모터, 발동기…
in Arabic مُحَرِّك…
in Malaysian motor…
in French (à) moteur…
in Russian двигатель, мотор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝置, 發動機,引擎, 電動機,馬達…
in Italian motore…
in Turkish motor…
in Polish silnik…
in Spanish motor…
in Vietnamese động cơ ô tô…
in Portuguese motor…
in Thai เครื่องยนต์…
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…
in Indonesian motor…
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