verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of motor
OTHER WORDS FROM motormul·ti·mo·tor, noun
Words nearby motor
Example sentences from the Web for motor
When a fan is driven by a motor, air enters the back and accelerates out the front.
Though air pollution vastly improved in recent decades—thanks largely to technology and policy aimed at motor vehicles—it remains a problem in many large cities.
For another, they’re smart cookies, meaning they can be trained to walk on a treadmill while the implant records from their motor cortex to predict the movement of each joint.Neuralink’s Wildly Anticipated New Brain Implant: the Hype vs. the Science|Shelly Fan|September 1, 2020|Singularity Hub
Most vehicles today house internal-combustion engines, but cars with electric motors are gaining ground.50 years ago, scientists were trying to develop a low-emission car|Erin Garcia de Jesus|September 1, 2020|Science News
Whatever the class, federal law restricts “low speed electric bicycle” motors with 750 watts of power.Do You Want to Buy an E-Cargo Bike? Read This First.|Joe Lindsey|August 30, 2020|Outside Online
They can hear the sound of his boat's motor, growing louder as it comes over the horizon.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The female fan base tends to hold steady at 38 percent, according to Amanda Regan, a spokeswoman for Feld Motor Sports.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The power delivered by the rocket motor was uneven and tricky to control.Virgin Galactic’s Flight Path to Disaster: A Clash of High Risk and Hyperbole|Clive Irving|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The turbulent waters caused one of his oars to crack, which—without a motor or a sail—can be severely detrimental to his voyage.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother|Justin Jones|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rolls Royce Motor Cars is a subsidiary of BMW, who make the engines.
To think,” said the younger Englishwoman to her sister, “of this wee mite travelling about in an open motor!The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Under these conditions, the large motor B collapses and the pull-down P (which is connected with the organ pallet) rises.
A big gray sedan stood in the middle of the road, the motor idling.
The action of the springs now serves to close the valves V, V1, and to open out the motor M, whereupon the process is repeated.
As the valve V1 is open, the sound waves formed in the pipe P1 will govern the speed of vibration of the motor M.
British Dictionary definitions for motor
- the engine, esp an internal-combustion engine, of a vehicle
- (as modifier)a motor scooter
- mainly British a car or other motor vehicle
- as modifiermotor spares
- of or relating to nerves or neurons that carry impulses that cause muscles to contract
- of or relating to movement or to muscles that induce movement