US: /ˈmoʊtɝ/
UK: /mˈə‍ʊtɐ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

motor /'moutə/
  • danh từ
    • động cơ mô tô
    • ô tô
    • (giải phẫu) cơ vận động; dây thần kinh vận động
    • tính từ
      • vận động
        • motor nerver: dây thần kinh vận động
    • động từ
      • đi ô tô
        • to motor from one city to another: đi ô tô từ thành phố này đến thành phố khác
      • đưa đi bằng ô tô
        • to motor a friend home: đưa một người bạn về bằng ô tô

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, adjective, verb
    + noun
    1 a device that uses electricity, petrol/gas, etc. to produce movement and makes a machine, a vehicle, a boat, etc. work: an electric motor + He started the motor.
    See also - OUTBOARD MOTOR
    2 (BrE, old-fashioned or humorous) a car
    + adjective [only before noun]
    1 having an engine; using the power of an engine: motor vehicles
    2 (especially BrE) connected with vehicles that have engines: the motor industry / trade + a motor accident + motor insurance + motor fuel / oil
    3 (technical) connected with movement of the body that is produced by muscles; connected with the nerves that control movement: uncoordinated motor activity + Both motor and sensory functions are affected.
    + verb [V +adv./prep.] (old-fashioned, BrE) to travel by car, especially for pleasure: We motored down to Oxford for the day.
    motoring noun [U]: They're planning a motoring holiday to France this year.

    Collocation dictionary


    large, powerful | small | diesel, electric | outboard
    a boat with a powerful outboard motor


    start, turn on | turn off


    run, work
    He left the motor running.
    | drive sth
    A powerful motor drives the mill wheel.

    Concise English dictionary

    +machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
    +a nonspecific agent that imparts motion
    +travel or be transported in a vehicle
    +conveying information to the muscles from the CNS
    +causing or able to cause motion