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Definitions of motor

  1. conveying information to the muscles from the CNS; " motor nerves"
  2. causing or able to cause motion; " a motive force"; " motive power"; " motor energy"
  3. travel or be transported in a vehicle; " We drove to the university every morning"; " They motored to London for the theater"
  4. machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
  5. involving or relating to movements of the muscles; " motor coordination"; " a motor reflex"; " motor paralysis"
  6. a nonspecific agent that imparts motion; " happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action"
  7. One who, or that which, imparts motion; a source of mechanical power.
  8. A prime mover; a machine by means of which a source of power, as steam, moving water, electricity, etc., is made available for doing mechanical work.
  9. A type of internal- combustion engine in which the air drawn in by the suction stroke is so highly compressed that the heat generated ignites the fuel ( usually crude oil), the fuel being automatically sprayed into the cylinder under pressure. The Diesel engine has a very high thermal efficiency.
  10. A motor car; an automobile.
  11. That which produces action or power; especially, a machine or engine which causes action; as, an electric motor; an automobile.
  12. Imparting action; as, motor nerves.
  13. To travel by automobile.
  14. 1. Moving or causing motion. 2. Noting a nerve or its center through which or from which impulses travel which excite a muscle to contract.
  15. Employed in connection with muscles causing motion.
  16. A mover: that which gives motion.
  17. A moving power.
  18. One who or that which produces motion, as a machine.
  19. Alt. of Motorial
  20. That which gives motion; a mover.
  21. In anat., producing or regulating motion, applied to certain nerves and muscles.
  22. Or connected with movement; nerves.
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Antonyms for motor

noncausal, noncausative, afferent.

Quotes of motor

  1. The lesion is in the area of my brain that is responsible for motor function, so I have continual chronic pain in my left arm from elbow to fingertips and the right side of my body from my ear to my breast area. – Karen Duffy
  2. I am very happy because motor racing is very important outside the states, very big all over the world. – Emerson Fittipaldi
  3. Of all work -schools, a good farm is probably the best for motor development. – Granville Stanley Hall
  4. The man of the future may, and even must, do things impossible in the past and acquire new motor variations not given by heredity. – Granville Stanley Hall
  5. I became a real Shell Motor Oil expert, and I did this 25 -minute film. It turned out really well and, as a result, they offered me more work and lots of commercials to direct. – Renny Harlin
  6. Linguistic sounds, considered as external, physical phenomena have two aspects, the motor and the acoustic. – Roman Jakobson
  7. If it is, in reality, capitalism that is the motor force behind the destructive forms of globalization, then it must be in their capacity to neutralize or transform this particular mode of exploitation that one can best test these various forms of resistance to the West. – Fredric Jameson
  8. Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears. – Barbara Johnson
  9. I'm not a bad driver. And I never will be because I took lessons when I was quite a boy. I never had to pass a test because there wasn't such a thing when I first started driving a motor car. So I didn't have to pass one. – Richard Murdoch
  10. We have had more sales for this year's grand prix than any other, and we have been helped in that by the fact that Jenson had 10 podiums last season and looks like a winner. It is good for British motor racing if he is there and doing well. – Jackie Stewart
  11. You might not think that's cricket, and it's not, it's motor racing. – Murray Walker
  12. In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power. – Orville Wright
  13. In our gliding experiments we had had a number of experiences in which we had landed upon one wing, but the crushing of the wing had absorbed the shock, so that we were not uneasy about the motor in case of a landing of that kind. – Orville Wright
  14. We were then satisfied that, with proper lubrication and better adjustments, a little more power could be expected. The completion of the motor according to drawing was, therefore, proceeded with at once. – Orville Wright

Usage examples for motor

  1. So the doctor went back to the city in the motor – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  2. Couldn't we motor over and see him some time?" – The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine by Katherine Stokes
  3. He and his wife started off on a motor trip. – A Portrait of Old George Town by Grace Dunlop Ecker
  4. Their days are about over now, for soon we shall have only the motor buses. – John and Betty's History Visit by Margaret Williamson
  5. As the motor started Craven turned to him eagerly, with the question that had been on his lips for the last ten minutes. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  6. Put me into the motor car. – A Woman's Experience in the Great War by Louise Mack
  7. I heard the motor but it wasn't Henry Craven that I wanted to see, but the man who was coming to see him. – The Thousandth Woman by Ernest W. Hornung
  8. 2. What do we mean by motor nerves? – A Handbook of Health by Woods Hutchinson
  9. But Edison kept a close watch on the motor – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  10. Then I'll ask him suddenly, how he'd like to go on a little trip, just far enough to meet my motor car, and have a ride in it. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  11. When I had asked a few questions, he explained that since the motor traffic had started in Stordalen, many visitors came through this way, and sometimes they wanted to stop over at his house before being rowed across to the steamer. – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  12. One motor has stopped. – Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines by Ruthe S. Wheeler
  13. " And that brings me to another warning, Mr. Damon," added Tom earnestly, as his friend climbed into the motor car again. – Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails by Victor Appleton
  14. " What are you doing with that motor boat? – The Go Ahead Boys on Smugglers' Island by Ross Kay
  15. But we may still be in time to catch him if we go there in a motor cab. – The Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
  16. Suppose we all go up Loch Hourn in the motor boat in the afternoon? – The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux
  17. And she spoke as though any week- end that found his father better, Ranny might motor down. – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  18. They have their motor boat with them and go out for many good times. – Dorothy Dale in the City by Margaret Penrose
  19. We have the motor – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  20. Mary Rose loves to motor – Mary Rose of Mifflin by Frances R. Sterrett

Rhymes for motor