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EnglishEdit

 
An electric motor.

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mōtō (I set in motion).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

motor (plural motors)

  1. A machine or device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, or imparts motion.
  2. (colloquial) A motor car, or automobile.
    Nice motor!
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, “His Own People”, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326, page 6:
      It was flood-tide along Fifth Avenue; motor, brougham, and victoria swept by on the glittering current; pretty women glanced out from limousine and tonneau; young men of his own type, silk-hatted, frock-coated, the crooks of their walking sticks tucked up under their left arms, passed on the Park side.
    • 1918, Edith Wharton, chapter I, in The Marne, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton and Company, OCLC 297181, page 1:
      Every since the age of six Troy Belknap of New York had embarked for Europe every June on the fastest steamer of one of the most expensive lines. With his family he had descended at the dock from a large noiseless motor, had kissed his father good-bye, turned back to shake hands with the chauffeur (a particular friend), and trotted up the gang-plank behind his mother's maid, [...]
  3. (figuratively) A source of power for something; an inspiration; a driving force.
  4. Any protein capable of converting chemical energy into mechanical work.
  5. (Christianity, archaic, poetic) The controller or prime mover of the universe; God.
  6. (prison slang) The fermenting mass of fruit that is the basis of pruno, or "prison wine".

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Terms derived from motor (noun)

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AdjectiveEdit

motor (not comparable)

  1. (biology) relating to the ability to move
    She has excellent motor skills.
  2. Relating to motor cars
    Motor insurance is expensive for youngsters.
  3. (When used with "mouth") talkative, a motormouth
    Michael Jackson, Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
    Billie Jean is always talkin' / When nobody else is talkin' / Tellin' lies and rubbin' shoulders / So they called her mouth a motor


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VerbEdit

motor (third-person singular simple present motors, present participle motoring, simple past and past participle motored)

  1. (dated) To make a journey by motor vehicle; to drive.
    On Saturday we motored down to Plymouth.
  2. (informal) To move at a brisk pace.
    Sales were slow at first, but now things are really motoring.
  3. (slang) To leave.
    I gotta motor.

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AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English motor, from Latin mōtor.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

motor (plural motors, diminutive motortjie)

  1. car, automobile
  2. engine, motor

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ G.J. van Wyk, Etimologiewoordeboek van Afrikaans, 2003, Stellenbosch.

AsturianEdit

NounEdit

motor m (plural motores)

  1. engine, motor (mechanical device)

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

motor (feminine motora, masculine plural motors, feminine plural motores)

  1. motor

NounEdit

motor m (plural motors)

  1. motor

CebuanoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: mo‧tor

Etymology 1Edit

From English motor, from Latin moto.

NounEdit

motor

  1. a motor; an engine

Etymology 2Edit

Short for motorcycle.

NounEdit

motor

  1. a motorcycle

QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:motor.


CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

motor m inan

  1. engine, motor
DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

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Further readingEdit


DanishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /moːtɔr/, [ˈmoːtˢɒ]

NounEdit

motor c (singular definite motoren, plural indefinite motorer)

  1. motor, engine

InflectionEdit

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English motor, from Latin motor. In the sense “motorbike” motor was originally short for motorrijwiel or motorfiets.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

motor m (plural motoren or motors, diminutive motortje n)

  1. engine (mechanical device)
  2. motorbike
    Synonyms: motorfiets, motorrijwiel

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English motor or German Motor, from Latin motor, moto (I set in motion).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈmotor]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mo‧tor

NounEdit

motor (plural motorok)

  1. engine, motor

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative motor motorok
accusative motort motorokat
dative motornak motoroknak
instrumental motorral motorokkal
causal-final motorért motorokért
translative motorrá motorokká
terminative motorig motorokig
essive-formal motorként motorokként
essive-modal
inessive motorban motorokban
superessive motoron motorokon
adessive motornál motoroknál
illative motorba motorokba
sublative motorra motorokra
allative motorhoz motorokhoz
elative motorból motorokból
delative motorról motorokról
ablative motortól motoroktól
Possessive forms of motor
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. motorom motorjaim
2nd person sing. motorod motorjaid
3rd person sing. motorja motorjai
1st person plural motorunk motorjaink
2nd person plural motorotok motorjaitok
3rd person plural motorjuk motorjaik

Derived termsEdit

Compound words

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch motor, from English motor, from Latin motor. In the sense “motorbike” or "motorcycle", motor was originally short for motorrijwiel or motorfiets.

NounEdit

motor (plural motor-motor, first-person possessive motorku, second-person possessive motormu, third-person possessive motornya)

  1. engine
    Synonyms: enjin, mesin
  2. (informal) motorcycle
    Synonym: sepeda motor
  3. (figuratively) important person in organization.

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InterlinguaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

motor (plural motores)

  1. motor

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mōtor m (genitive mōtōris); third declension

  1. mover; that which moves something

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mōtor mōtōrēs
Genitive mōtōris mōtōrum
Dative mōtōrī mōtōribus
Accusative mōtōrem mōtōrēs
Ablative mōtōre mōtōribus
Vocative mōtor mōtōrēs

VerbEdit

mōtor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of mōtō

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

Norwegian NynorskEdit

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

motor m inan (diminutive motorek)

  1. (colloquial) motorcycle
    Synonym: motocykl
  2. engine
    Synonym: silnik

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • motor in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French moteur, from Latin motor.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

motor m (feminine singular motora, masculine plural motores, feminine plural motoras, comparable)

  1. motive

NounEdit

motor m (plural motores)

  1. motor
  2. engine

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

motor n (plural motoare)

  1. engine

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin motor.

NounEdit

mòtōr m (Cyrillic spelling мо̀то̄р)

  1. engine, motor
  2. (colloquial) motorcycle

DeclensionEdit

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SloveneEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mọ̑tor m inan

  1. engine

InflectionEdit

Masculine inan., soft o-stem
nom. sing. mótor
gen. sing. mótorja
singular dual plural
nominative mótor mótorja mótorji
accusative mótor mótorja mótorje
genitive mótorja mótorjev mótorjev
dative mótorju mótorjema mótorjem
locative mótorju mótorjih mótorjih
instrumental mótorjem mótorjema mótorji

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin motor.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /moˈtoɾ/, [moˈt̪oɾ]

AdjectiveEdit

motor (feminine singular motora, masculine plural motores, feminine plural motoras)

  1. moving

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

motor m (plural motores)

  1. engine

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


SwedishEdit

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

motor (definite accusative motoru, plural motorlar)

  1. engine (mechanical device)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative motor
Definite accusative motoru
Singular Plural
Nominative motor motorlar
Definite accusative motoru motorları
Dative motora motorlara
Locative motorda motorlarda
Ablative motordan motorlardan
Genitive motorun motorların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular motorum motorlarım
2nd singular motorun motorların
3rd singular motoru motorları
1st plural motorumuz motorlarımız
2nd plural motorunuz motorlarınız
3rd plural motorları motorları


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VenetianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Italian motore

NounEdit

motor m (plural motori) or motor m (plural moturi)

  1. motor, engine