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NOUN (2)

1. machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion;

2. a nonspecific agent that imparts motion;
- Example: "happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action"


VERB (1)

1. travel or be transported in a vehicle;
- Example: "We drove to the university every morning"
- Example: "They motored to London for the theater"
[syn: drive, motor]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. conveying information to the muscles from the CNS;
- Example: "motor nerves"
[syn: centrifugal, motor(a)]

2. causing or able to cause motion;
- Example: "a motive force"
- Example: "motive power"
- Example: "motor energy"
[syn: motive(a), motor]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Motor \Mo"tor\, n. [L., fr. movere, motum, to move.] 1. One who, or that which, imparts motion; a source of mechanical power. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) 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. [1913 Webster] 3. A motor car; an automobile. [archiac Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Motory Motor
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Motor \Mo"tor\, Motory \Mo"to*ry\, Motorial \Mo*to"ri*al\, a. [L. motorius that has motion. See Motor, n.] Causing or setting up motion; pertaining to organs of motion; -- applied especially in physiology to those nerves or nerve fibers which only convey impressions from a nerve center to muscles, thereby causing motion. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

motor adj 1: conveying information to the muscles from the CNS; "motor nerves" [syn: centrifugal, motor(a)] 2: causing or able to cause motion; "a motive force"; "motive power"; "motor energy" [syn: motive(a), motor] n 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" v 1: travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater" [syn: drive, motor]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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