Origin of motoring
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of motor
Examples from the Web for motoring
Titanic was motoring into Omaha, his temporary base, with a friend one day.
This is not the first time he has been in trouble for motoring offences.Guy Pelly, Prince William's Friend, Tells Cops, "I Don't Want To" When Asked To Take Breath Test|Tom Sykes|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A seaside place, as a centre for motoring, walking or bicycling, is by its very essence one-sided or even less.Through East Anglia in a Motor Car|J. E. (James Edmund) Vincent
A few minutes later she ran downstairs in her motoring outfit, followed by her mother.God's Green Country|Ethel M. Chapman
A number of people called upon us almost every day, motoring out for luncheon or tea.Mavis of Green Hill|Faith Baldwin
We went to work, and didn't play about—flying and motoring, and making love.The Forsyte Saga, Volume III.|John Galsworthy
Motoring experience proves useful here, particularly high-speed driving on a track.Learning to Fly|Claude Grahame-White
- the engine, esp an internal-combustion engine, of a vehicle
- (as modifier)a motor scooter
- mainly Britisha 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
Word Origin for motor
mid-15c., "controller, prime mover," from Latin motor, literally "mover," agent noun from past participle stem of movere "to move" (see move (v.)). From 15c. as "controller, prime mover" (in reference to God); sense of "agent or force that produces mechanical motion" is first recorded 1660s; that of "machine that supplies motive power" is from 1856. First record of slang motor-mouth "fast-talking person" is from 1970.
1896, from motor (n.). Related: Motored; motoring.