mo·tor /ˈmotɚ/ 形容詞
1. One who, or that which, imparts motion; a source of mechanical power.
2. Mach. 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.
3. A motor car; an automobile. [archiac Colloq.]
Mo·tor Mo·to·ry Mo·to·ri·al a. 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.
adj 1: conveying information to the muscles from the CNS; "motor
nerves" [syn: centrifugal, motor(a)]
2: causing or able to cause motion; "a motive force"; "motive
power"; "motor energy" [syn: motive(a)]
n 1: machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical
energy and so imparts motion
2: a nonspecific agent that imparts motion; "happiness is the
aim of all men and the motor of all action"
v : travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the
university every morning"; "They motored to London for
the theater" [syn: drive]