motoring

[ moh-ter-ing ]
/ ˈmoʊ tər ɪŋ /

noun

traveling in a car, especially when considered as a recreation.

Origin of motoring

Related forms

non·mo·tor·ing, adjective

Definition for motoring (2 of 2)

Origin of motor

1580–90; < Latin mōtor mover, equivalent to mō- (variant stem of movēre to move) + -tor -tor

Related forms

mul·ti·mo·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for motoring

motor

/ (ˈməʊtə) /

noun


adjective

producing or causing motion
physiol
  1. of or relating to nerves or neurons that carry impulses that cause muscles to contract
  2. of or relating to movement or to muscles that induce movement

verb

Word Origin for motor

C16: from Latin mōtor a mover, from movēre to move
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Medicine definitions for motoring

motor

[ mōtər ]

adj.

Causing or producing motion.
Of or being nerves that carry impulses from the nerve centers to the muscles.
Involving or relating to movements of the muscles.
Of or relating to an organism's overt reaction to a stimulus.

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Science definitions for motoring

motor

[ mōtər ]

Noun

A machine that uses energy, such as electric or chemical energy (as from burning a fuel), to produce mechanical motion. See also engine.

Adjective

Involving the muscles or the nerves that are connected to them. Compare sensory.
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