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motor

mo·tor

motor

 
 
pronunciation:
mo tr
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a device that causes or increases motion or power, esp. an engine or machine.
synonyms:
engine
similar words:
apparatus, device, dynamo, internal-combustion engine, machine, mechanism
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing motion.
synonyms:
activating, actuating, driving, impelling, propelling
similar words:
charging, energizing, moving, powering
definition 2: pertaining to a motor or to vehicles driven by a motor.
similar words:
automated, charged, powered, propelled
definition 3: pertaining to the interaction of muscles and nerves.
motor reflexes
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: motored, motoring, motors
definition: to drive or ride in a motor vehicle.
synonyms:
drive, ride
similar words:
jaunt, journey, tour, travel
Word Builder: motor +
  • motorboat:
    a small boat with a motor.
  • motorist:
    a person who drives a car or other motor vehicle.
  • motor vehicle:
    a vehicle with a motor, such as a car or truck.
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