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Noun: motor  mow-tu(r)
  1. Machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
     
  2. A nonspecific agent that imparts motion
    "happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action"
Verb: motor  mow-tu(r)
  1. (driving) travel or be transported in a vehicle
    "They motored to London for the theatre";
    - drive
Adjective: motor  mow-tu(r)
  1. Conveying information to the muscles from the CNS
    "motor nerves";
    - centrifugal
     
  2. Causing or able to cause motion
    "motor energy";
    - motive

Derived forms: motors, motoring, motored

See also: causative, efferent, motorial

Type of: agent, go, locomote, machine, move, travel

Encyclopedia: Motor