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Definitions of motor

  1. conveying information to the muscles from the CNS; "motor nerves" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. causing or able to cause motion; "a motive force"; "motive power"; "motor energy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. involving or relating to movements of the muscles; "motor coordination"; "a motor reflex"; "motor paralysis" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a nonspecific agent that imparts motion; "happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. One who, or that which, imparts motion; a source of mechanical power. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A type of internal-combustion engine in which the air drawn in by the suction stroke is so highly compressed that the heat generated ignites the fuel (usually crude oil), the fuel being automatically sprayed into the cylinder under pressure. The Diesel engine has a very high thermal efficiency. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A motor car; an automobile. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. That which produces action or power; especially, a machine or engine which causes action; as, an electric motor; an automobile. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Imparting action; as, motor nerves. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To travel by automobile. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. 1. Moving or causing motion. 2. Noting a nerve or its center through which or from which impulses travel which excite a muscle to contract. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  15. Employed in connection with muscles causing motion. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  16. A mover: that which gives motion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. A moving power. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. One who or that which produces motion, as a machine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Alt. of Motorial Webster Dictionary DB
  20. That which gives motion; a mover. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. In anat., producing or regulating motion, applied to certain nerves and muscles. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Or connected with movement; nerves. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  23. [Latin] Pert. or connected with movement; appl. nerves (anat., phys.). na
  24. 1. Conversion device making mechanical energy or imparting motion from electrical or other energy. 2. Muscular movement concerns or involvement. thelawdictionary.org
  25. m[=o]'tor, n. a mover: that which gives motion: a machine by means of which steam or other sources of force can be used to give motion or produce work.--adj. giving or transmitting motion.--ns. M[=O]'TOR-CAR, a vehicle for the road impelled by steam, electricity, or petrol (petroleum spirit); M[=O]'TOR-DY'NAMO, a dynamo used as a motor.--adjs. MOT[=O]'RIAL, M[=O]'TORY, giving motion.--n. MOT[=O]'RIUM, that part of the nervous organism instrumental in the exertion of motor influence:--opp. to Sensorium, that which feels or perceives.--adj. MOTORPATH'IC, belonging to MOTOR'PATHY or the movement cure.--MOTOR NERVE, any nerve which transmits impulse to the muscles.--AIR-MOTOR, a machine impelled by compressed air. [Cf. Motive.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. Moving or producing motion; of, pertaining to, or subserving the production of motion; as M. centres, M. convolutions, M. ganglia, M. nerve-cells. M. aphasia, see Aphasia. M. area, see Area. M. oculi, M. oculi communis, the third cranial nerve. M. point, a point on the surface of the body, galvanic stimulation of which will cause the contraction of a corresponding muscle. na
  27. Of or pertaining to motion; as M. paralysis, M. symptoms. na
  28. What imparts motion; machine supplying motive power for carriage or vessel, (often in narrow sense excluding steamengines), as (attrib.) m. bicycle, cab; m. car, carriage propelled by m. for use on ordinary roads, whence motorist (3) n.; (Anat.) muscle designed to move a part of the body; (nerve) designed to excite muscular activity, whence motorial, motory, aa. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. (As v.i.) travel by m.-car; m.-cycle, bicycle &c. worked by m.-engine. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. A muscle, nerve, or center that affects movements; also used adjectively. American pocket medical dictionary.
  31. n. [Latin] One who or that which imparts motion; a source or originator of mechanical power, &c. Cabinet Dictionary

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