/moh"teuhr/, n.1. a comparatively small and powerful engine, esp. an internal-combustion engine in an automobile, motorboat, or the like.2. any self-powered vehicle.3. a person or thing that imparts motion, esp. a contrivance, as a steam engine, that receives and modifies energy from some natural source in order to utilize it in driving machinery.4. Also called electric motor. Elect. a machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy, as an induction motor.5. motors, stocks or bonds in automobile companies.adj.6. pertaining to or operated by a motor.7. of, for, by, or pertaining to motor vehicles: motor freight.8. designed or for automobiles, their drivers, or their passengers: The hotel has a motor lobby in its parking garage for picking up and discharging passengers.9. causing or producing motion.10. Physiol. conveying an impulse that results or tends to result in motion, as a nerve.11. Psychol., Physiol. Also, motoric. of, pertaining to, or involving muscular movement: a motor response; motor images.v.i.12. to ride or travel in an automobile; drive: They motored up the coast.v.t.13. Chiefly Brit. to drive or transport by car: He motored his son to school.
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