An engine or motor is a machine designed to convert one form of energy into mechanical energy. Heat engines burn a fuel to create heat which is then used to do work. Electric motors convert electrical energy into mechanical motion; pneumatic motors use compressed air; and clockwork motors in wind-up toys use elastic energy. In biological systems, molecular motors, like myosins in muscles, use chemical energy to create forces and eventually motion.
A type of vehicle designed to move on the ground under its own stored power and intended to carry a driver, a small number of additional passengers, and a very limited amount of other load. A car or motorcar.
To travel by automobile.
A machine or device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, or imparts motion.
A motor car, or automobile.
A source of power for something; an inspiration; a driving force.
Any protein capable of converting chemical energy into mechanical work.
The controller or prime mover of the universe; God.
The fermenting mass of fruit that is the basis of pruno, or "prison wine".
relating to the ability to move
"She has excellent motor skills."
Relating to motor cars
"Motor insurance is expensive for youngsters."
To make a journey by motor vehicle; to drive.
"On Saturday we motored down to Plymouth."
To move at a brisk pace.
"Sales were slow at first, but now things are really motoring."
"I gotta motor."
a self-propelled vehicle used for transporting passengers, suitable for use on a street or roadway. Many diferent models of automobiles have beenbuilt and sold commercially, possessing varied features such as a retractable roof (in a convertible), different braking systems, different propulsion systems, and varied styling. Most models have four wheels but some have been built with three wheels. Automobiles are usually propelled by internal combustion engines (using volatile inflammable liquids, as gasoline or petrol, alcohol, naphtha, etc.), and sometimes by steam engines, or electric motors. The power of the driving motor varies from under 50 H. P. for earlier models to over 200 H. P. larger models or high-performance sports or racing cars. An automobile is commonly called a car or an auto, and generally in British usage, motor cars.
to travel in an automobile.
One who, or that which, imparts motion; a source of mechanical power.
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.
A motor car; an automobile.
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.
4-wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine;
"he needs a car to get to work"
travel in an automobile
machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
a nonspecific agent that imparts motion;
"happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action"
travel or be transported in a vehicle;
"We drove to the university every morning"
"They motored to London for the theater"
conveying information to the muscles from the CNS;
causing or able to cause motion;
"a motive force"
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