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American English: /ˈmoʊdər/
British English: /ˈməʊtə/

Translation of motor in Spanish:


  • 1 (engine) an electric motor
    un motor eléctrico
    Example sentences
    • The steam engine had symbolized the First Industrial Revolution and the electric motor and internal combustion engine the Second.
    • Electricity powers the electric motor, which in turn propels the vehicle.
    • Instead of an engine, a stack of fuel cells and an electric motor will supply power - but you won't even see them.
  • 2 (car) (British English) [slang]
    coche (masculine)
    carro (masculine) (Latin America exc Southern Cone)
    auto (masculine) (esp Southern Cone)
    Example sentences
    • One can only respond enthusiastically to the idea that the compact, prestige Beemer represents a hot motor among people in their 70s.
    • Together since 1951, Peugeot and Pininfarina have created some of the most stylish mass-market motors of all time.
    • The motor vehicle driver should always allow at least a half-car-width between the bike and the motor.

adjective before noun

  • 1 (Cars, Mechanics)
    de automóvil
    de automóviles
    de coche
    de automóvil [formal]
    motor court (American English) motor home o (British English) caravan the motor industry (British English)
    la industria automovilística or del automóvil
    la industria automotriz
    motor insurance
    seguro (masculine) de automóvil
    motor show
    Example sentences
    • When the business expanded with the move to a larger premises in Leinster Street, his mode of transport changed and a motor van was provided.
    • He has a 1915 steam roller and a 1935 motor roller of his own, which he takes to the summer shows.
    • During the summer months the harbourmaster is responsible for more than 2000 moorings and has to deal with hundreds of day-sailors, big yachts and motor cruisers from all over Europe.
    Example sentences
    • He eventually moved to the Daily Herald, where he made his name as a motoring and motor sports commentator, and later worked for the BBC.
    • Many older drivers resent the high cost of motor insurance - especially if they have never had an accident and do not use their cars very much.
    • The most expensive components of motoring are: financing the car, motor insurance and car tax.

intransitive verb

  • [colloquial] [dated]
    ir en coche
    Example sentences
    • How was I supposed to know that his little legs could motor so fast?
    • Armstrong followed his move a split second later, motoring around the others and up behind Beloki as if he were being winched out of a ditch.
    • Silver Star really motored from half way and she got up to take second place two lengths behind the winner and it was a similar distance back to Moonbeam in third.
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