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"motor" in British English

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motornoun [C]

uk   /ˈməʊ.tər/ us   /ˈmoʊ.t̬ɚ/
  • motor noun [C] (DEVICE)

B2 a device that changes electricity or fuel into movement and makes a machine work: The pump is powered by a small electric motor. Our washing machine needs a new motor.mainly US A car stood by the curb, its motor (= engine) running.

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motoradjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈməʊ.tər/ us   /ˈmoʊ.t̬ɚ/

motorverb [I]

uk   /ˈməʊ.tər/ us   /ˈmoʊ.t̬ɚ/
(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 machine work or a vehicle move: an electric/diesel motor.

motoradjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈmoʊ·t̬ər/
relating to muscles that produce movement 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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