motor(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mechanics)
a. el motor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This is the first car that I've seen with an electric motor.Este es el primer carro que he visto con un motor eléctrico.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(automobile) (United Kingdom)
a. el coche
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I sold my motor and bought a motorbike.Vendí el coche y compré una moto.
b. el carro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
In this city, there are more bikes than motors.En esta ciudad, hay más bicicletas que carros.
c. el auto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Southern Cone)
The millionaire owns seven imported motors.El millonario es dueño de siete autos importados.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (anatomy)
a. motor
The patient's motor control is limited due to the accident.El control motor del paciente es limitado debido del accidente.
4. (relative to automobiles)
a. de automóvil
Our company sells motor parts and accessories for all vehicles.Nuestra empresa se dedica a la venta de accesorios y partes de automóvil para todo tipo de vehículos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(to travel by car)
a. ir en coche
We motored up to see my parents in New York last weekend.Fuimos en coche para ver a mis padres en Nueva York el fin de semana pasado.
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motor
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (engine)
a. el motor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. el coche
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(car)
b. el carro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
c. el auto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Southern Cone)
motor homeautocaravana f, rulot f
motor industrysector automovilístico
motor insuranceseguro de automóviles
3. (medicine)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
motor neurone diseaseenfermedad de la motoneurona or neurona motora
motor racingcarreras de coches or
motor showsalón del automóvil
the motor tradeel sector de compraventa de automóviles
motor vehiclevehículo de motor
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (old-fashioned)
a. viajar en automóvil (travel by car)
5. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
he was really motoringiba a toda mecha
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motor [ˈməʊtəʳ]
noun
1 (engine) motor (m)
2 (car) coche (m); automóvil (m); carro (m); (LAm) auto (m); especially (LAm)
intransitive verb
ir en coche etc
we motored down to Ascot fuimos en coche a Ascot; we motored over to see them fuimos a visitarlos (en coche)
adjective
(giving motion) [+nerve, muscle] motor fem: motora/motriz; (fem: motora/motriz) (motorized) automóvil;
modifier
motor accident (n) accidente (m) de circulación
motor insurance (n) seguro (m) de automóvil
motor launch (n) lancha (f) motora
motor mechanic (n) mecánicoamecánica (m) (f) de automóviles;a mecánica
motor oil (n) aceite (m) para motores
motor racing (n) (Dep) carreras (f) de coches; automovilismo (m)
motor racing track (n) pista (f) de automovilismo; circuito (m) de automovilismo
motor scooter (n) Vespa (f);™ escúter (m); motoneta (f); (LAm)
motor show (n) feria (f) de automóviles
the Paris motor show el salón del automóvil de París
motor transport (n) transporte (m) rodado; transporte (m) motorizado
motor vehicle (n) automóvil (m)
motor vessel (n) motonave (f)
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motor
Usage note
The feminine form of the adjective can be "motora" or "motriz."
motor(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (mechanics)
a. motor
El taxista dejó el motor encendido mientras esperaba.The taxi driver left the motor running while he waited.
b. engine
El motor anda a gasolina.The engine is powered by gasoline.
2. (thrust)
a. driving force
La pobreza y la desigualdad fueron los motores de la revolución.Poverty and inequality were the driving forces behind the revolution.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (motion generating)
a. motor
El niño tiene problemas de habilidad motora.The boy is having problems with his motor skills.
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motor
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. motor
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (aparato)
a. motor, engine
motor de arranquestarter, starting motor
motor de combustión internainternal combustion engine
motor diesel/de gasolinadiesel/fuel engine
motor de dos/cuatro tiempostwo/four stroke engine
motor eléctricoelectric motor
motor de explosiónspark-ignition engine
motor fuera bordaoutboard motor
motor de inyección/reacciónfuel-injection/jet engine
3. (fuerza)
a. driving force
4. (sports)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
el motor del equipothe team dynamo
5. (causa)
a. instigator, cause
6. (computers)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
motor de búsquedasearch engine
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motor
adjective
1 (Técnica) motive; motor; (EEUU)
potencia motora motive power
2 (Anatomía) motor
motor; engine
motor eléctrico electric motor o engine; un motor de seis cilindros a six-cylinder engine; con seis motores six-engined; con motor power-driven; aviación con motor powered flight
motor a chorro motor a reacción jet engine
motor de arranque starter; starter motor
motor de aviación aircraft engine
motor de búsqueda (Internet) search engine
motor de combustión interna motor de explosión internal combustion engine
motor de inyección fuel-injected engine
motor delantero front-mounted engine
motor de puesta en marcha starter; starter motor
motor diesel diesel engine
motor fuera (de) borda outboard motor
motor refrigerado por aire air-cooled engine
motor trasero rear-mounted engine
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