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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Motor  \Mo"tor\,  n.  [L.,  fr  movere,  motum,  to  move.] 
  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 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Motor  \Mo"tor\,  Motory  \Mo"to*ry\,  Motorial  \Mo*to"ri*al\,  a. 
  [L.  motorius  that  has  motion.  See  {Motor},  n.] 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Diesel  engine  \Die"sel  en`gine\  or  motor  \mo`tor\  [After  Dr 
  Rudolf  Diesel,  of  Munich,  the  inventor.] 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Motor  \Mo"tor\,  n. 
  A  motor  car  an  automobile.  [Colloq.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  conveying  information  to  the  muscles  from  the  CNS;  "motor 
  nerves"  [syn:  {centrifugal},  {motor(a)}] 
  2:  involving  or  relating  to  movements  of  the  muscles;  "motor 
  coordination";  "a  motor  reflex";  "motor  paralysis" 
  3:  causing  or  able  to  cause  motion;  "a  motive  force";  "motive 
  power";  "motor  energy"  [syn:  {motive(a)}] 
  n  :  converts  other  forms  of  energy  into  mechanical  energy  and  so 
  imparts  motion 
  v  :  travel  in  a  vehicle  [syn:  {drive}] 

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