Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun motor

2 senses of motor

Sense 1
motor -- (machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion)
       => machine -- (any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks)

Sense 2
motor -- (a nonspecific agent that imparts motion; "happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action")
       => agent -- (an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb motor

1 sense of motor

Sense 1
drive, motor -- (travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Antonyms of adj motor

2 senses of motor

Sense 1
centrifugal, motor (prenominal) -- (conveying information to the muscles from the CNS; "motor nerves")

INDIRECT (VIA efferent) -> afferent -- (of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS; "afferent nerves"; "afferent impulses")

Sense 2
motive (prenominal), motor -- (causing or able to cause motion; "a motive force"; "motive power"; "motor energy")

INDIRECT (VIA causative) -> noncausative, noncausal -- (not causative)

Similarity of adj motor

2 senses of motor

Sense 1
centrifugal, motor (prenominal) -- (conveying information to the muscles from the CNS; "motor nerves")
       => efferent (vs. afferent), motorial -- (of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS; "efferent nerves and impulses")

Sense 2
motive (prenominal), motor -- (causing or able to cause motion; "a motive force"; "motive power"; "motor energy")
       => causative (vs. noncausative) -- (producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime")

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