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mo·tor

motor

 
 
pronunciation:
mo tr
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a machine that causes motion or power.
The mechanic put a new motor in the car.
 
synonyms:
engine
similar words:
apparatus, device, dynamo, machine, mechanism
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with a motor or a thing driven by a motor.
The car has run out of motor oil.
similar words:
charged, powered, propelled
definition 2: having to do with the action of muscles and nerves.
Yanking your hand away from a flame is a motor reflex.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: motors, motoring, motored
definition: to drive or ride in a motor vehicle.
He is motoring around the Irish countryside this summer.
synonyms:
drive, ride
similar words:
journey, tour, travel
Word Builder: motor +
  • motorboat:
    a small boat with a motor.
  • motorist:
    a person who drives a car or other motor vehicle.
  • motor vehicle:
    a vehicle with a motor, such as a car or truck.
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Word Parts  About this feature
The word motor contains the following parts:
mob, mot, mov Latin root that means move
-er, -or, -ar2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix group -er , -or , -ar2 turns verbs into agent nouns.
synonyms:
-ist, -ite2, -ator, -an, -ian, -ean