motor

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English[edit]

An electric motor.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mōtō (I set in motion).

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Noun[edit]

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[aniel] 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".
    Synonym: kicker

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Terms derived from motor (noun)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Japanese: モーター (mōtā)
  • Persian: موتر(môtar)

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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. (nautical) Propelled by an internal combustion engine (as opposed to a steam engine or turbine).
    • 1915 June, “Many Yachts to Go in Commission”, in The American Marine Engineer:
      A motor yacht for its size has about 30 per cent more accommodations than a steamer of the same size.

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Verb[edit]

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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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

motor (plural motors, diminutive motortjie)

  1. car, automobile
  2. engine, motor

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References[edit]

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

Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

motor m (plural motores)

  1. engine, motor (mechanical device)

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin motor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

motor (feminine motora, masculine plural motors, feminine plural motores) or motor (feminine motriu, masculine plural motors, feminine plural motrius)

  1. motor

Noun[edit]

motor m (plural motors)

  1. motor

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Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: mo‧tor

Etymology 1[edit]

From English motor, from Latin moto.

Noun[edit]

motor

  1. a motor; an engine

Etymology 2[edit]

Short for motorcycle.

Noun[edit]

motor

  1. a motorcycle

Quotations[edit]

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


Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

motor m inan

  1. engine, motor
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Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moːtɔr/, [ˈmoːtˢɒ]

Noun[edit]

motor c (singular definite motoren, plural indefinite motorer)

  1. motor, engine

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

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

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

motor (plural motorok)

  1. engine, motor

Declension[edit]

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
non-attributive
possessive - singular
motoré motoroké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
motoréi motorokéi
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

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Compound words

References[edit]

  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

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

motor (plural, 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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Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

motor (plural motores)

  1. motor

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mōtor m (genitive mōtōris); third declension

  1. mover; that which moves something

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

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

Verb[edit]

mōtor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of mōtō

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Noun[edit]

motor m (definite singular motoren, indefinite plural motorer, definite plural motorene)

  1. engine, motor

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Noun[edit]

motor m (definite singular motoren, indefinite plural motorar, definite plural motorane)

  1. engine, motor

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

motor m inan (diminutive motorek)

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

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Further reading[edit]

  • motor in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • motor in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French moteur, from Latin motor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. motive

Noun[edit]

motor m (plural motores)

  1. motor
  2. engine

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

motor n (plural motoare)

  1. engine

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin motor.

Noun[edit]

mòtōr m (Cyrillic spelling мо̀то̄р)

  1. engine, motor
  2. (colloquial) motorcycle

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Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mọ̑tor m inan

  1. engine

Inflection[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin motor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moˈtoɾ/, [moˈt̪oɾ]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. moving

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

motor m (plural motores)

  1. motor (mechanical device)
  2. (mechanics) engine
  3. (figuratively) driving force, driver, mover
  4. (figuratively) powerhouse
  5. (computing) backend, back end

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

motor c

  1. engine, motor

Declension[edit]

Declension of motor 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative motor motorn motorer motorerna
Genitive motors motorns motorers motorernas

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Noun[edit]

motor (definite accusative motoru, plural motorlar)

  1. engine (mechanical device)

Declension[edit]

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

Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Italian motore

Noun[edit]

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

  1. motor, engine