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Auto vs. Motor

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Autoadjective

automatic of a gearbox / transmission

‘It's an auto sedan which we picked up from a wholesaler locally.’;

Motornoun

A machine or device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, or imparts motion.

Autonoun

An automobile.

‘My brother is an auto mechanic.’;

Motornoun

(colloquial) A motor car, or automobile.

‘Nice motor!’;

Autonoun

A setting for automatic operation.

‘Put it on auto.’;

Motornoun

(figuratively) A source of power for something; an inspiration; a driving force.

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Autonoun

A writ.

Motornoun

Any protein capable of converting chemical energy into mechanical work.

Autonoun

An automatic gearbox / transmission.

‘A body coloured centre pillar signalled the arrival of an electronic four-speed auto, slight suspension revisions and minor trim changes.’;

Motornoun

The controller or prime mover of the universe; God.

Autonoun

A car with an automatic gearbox / transmission.

‘It wasn't too bad but we did hire an auto (couldn't imagine changing gears with my right hand).’;

Motornoun

The fermenting mass of fruit that is the basis of pruno, or "prison wine".

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Autonoun

(India) An autorickshaw.

‘... users are often unable to note down the number of the taxi or the auto as the driver will just zoom past.’;

Motoradjective

(biology) relating to the ability to move

‘She has excellent motor skills.’;

Autonoun

An abbreviation of automobile.

Motoradjective

Relating to motor cars

‘Motor insurance is expensive for youngsters.’;

Autoadjective

of or pertaining to an automobile; as, an auto mechanic.

Motorverb

(dated) To make a journey by motor vehicle; to drive.

‘On Saturday we motored down to Plymouth.’;

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Autonoun

4-wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine;

‘he needs a car to get to work’;

Motorverb

(informal) To move at a brisk pace.

‘Sales were slow at first, but now things are really motoring.’;

Motorverb

(slang) To leave.

‘I gotta motor.’;

Motornoun

One who, or that which, imparts motion; a source of mechanical power.

Motornoun

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.

Motornoun

A motor car; an automobile.

Motoradjective

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.

Motornoun

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

Motornoun

a nonspecific agent that imparts motion;

‘happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action’;

Motorverb

travel or be transported in a vehicle;

‘We drove to the university every morning’; ‘They motored to London for the theater’;

Motoradjective

conveying information to the muscles from the CNS;

‘motor nerves’;

Motoradjective

causing or able to cause motion;

‘a motive force’; ‘motive power’; ‘motor energy’;

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