Translation of motor in Spanish:


motor, n.

Pronunciation /ˈməʊtə//ˈmoʊdər/


  • 1

    motor masculine
    an electric motor un motor eléctrico
    • Surges can also be generated within the home by motors and other electrical devices.
    • Electricity powers the electric motor, which in turn propels the vehicle.
    • Most of the arguments in favour of the internal combustion engine and against the steam engine and the electric motor are technological or economic in nature.
    • These cars have internal combustion gasoline engines coupled with electric motors that are powered by batteries.
    • The lightweight device, powered by an electric motor, gently simulates the rocking movements normally provided by mum or dad.
    • Instead of an engine, a stack of fuel cells and an electric motor will supply power - but you won't even see them.
    • Their subject of focus is the instabilities created when air and liquid mix under pressure - as in the combustion chamber of a diesel motor or rocket engine.
    • Small motors are built into computers, copiers, and fax machines.
    • Hybrid vehicles combine an electric motor with a gasoline engine to deliver above-average gas mileage.
    • It was abandoned and scrapped in 1918, after mining decreased and electric motors supplanted steam boilers at the mill.
    • Her pace quickened as she heard the motor of a nearby automobile turn on.
    • This is an excellent option if you are looking for something like a cooling fan or a windshield wiper motor.
    • It gets a boost from electric motors to propel the vehicle at low speeds, when the engine is least efficient.
    • Instead, an electric motor powered by the hydrogen fuel cells turns the front wheels.
    • Rather unnecessarily, he apologises for the lack of wind that forces us to use the motor.
    • In February, 2001, hydraulic rams and electric motors that open the bridge will be installed.
    • Electric motors have only one moving part and require little maintenance.
    • There has also been an increase in organized theft of small outboard motors.
    • The steam engine had symbolized the First Industrial Revolution and the electric motor and internal combustion engine the Second.
    • Electric motors turn electricity into motion.
    • The vehicle was intended primarily to be powered by an electric motor.
    • As the authors discuss in the preface it would be difficult to envision agriculture without electric motors and other electrical devices.
    • Faraday fooled around with wires and magnets and batteries, making the first electric motors and dynamos.
  • 2British slang

    coche masculine
    carro masculine Latin America Southern Cone
    auto masculine Southern Cone
    • The car fan bought the motor for £5,000 three years ago.
    • 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.
    • Otherwise, many people don't have a clue as to what sort of motors these Maseratis are.
    • The motor vehicle driver should always allow at least a half-car-width between the bike and the motor.
    • New Euro-rules could force older cars off garage forecourts, making a bargain motor harder to find.
    • Car thefts have dropped in Basildon after police deployed decoy motors which catch crooks in the way a Venus fly trap plant catches insects.
    • One or two car owners found their motors submerged as the waters rushed in - despite signs warning that the car park was flooded.


  • 1

    Motor Vehicles Mechanics
    (parts/spares) de automóvil
    (mechanic) de automóviles
    (accident) automovilístico
    (accident) de coche
    (accident) de automóvil formal
    motor court motel masculine
    • motor home / (British) caravan caravana
    • the motor industry la industria automovilística / del automóvil
    • motor insurance seguro de automóvil
    • motor show salón del automóvil
    • 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.
    • Out at sea a ‘Laguna Cruises' motor launch goes past us, with a full complement heading for the deep.
    • The most expensive components of motoring are: financing the car, motor insurance and car tax.
    • 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.
    • After more than 50 years in the motor trade Geoff Catlow is gearing up to enjoy his retirement.
    • From now, the motor industry cannot impose rules that restrict competition between dealers and service centres or stop them representing other manufacturers without permission.
    • Pilot schemes have proved rather successful so far with one insurer reporting that 25% of motor theft claims had been withdrawn since it had begun using the software.
    • But at Port Sudan, halfway down the Red Sea, the restrictions were eased, and for the small charge of two shillings we could board a motor launch to be ferried across the harbour and view the town.
    • Three years ago the youngsters were trainees, with no qualifications - now they are qualified motor mechanics working at a range of local firms.
    • But no visit to Detroit's motor show would be the same without taking a peek at some of the more outlandish designs which are, unfortunately, never intended to go into general production.
    • Originally from Leeds, where he ran his own motor mechanics business, he retired with his wife to Skelton more than 20 years ago and continues regularly to cycle round the roads near his home.
    • If successful, classes will be enhanced with new courses to give students trade skills in motor maintenance or plumbing, and tempt high fliers with business administration or sales training.
    • The local Rotary Club held a motor show at the weekend, nine years after the last event.
    • William Henry Bowker was a Blackburn grocer, but after learning to drive for the army during the First World War he seized the opportunities offered by the new age of motor transport and started a car dealership.
    • His own fleet motor insurance has almost quadrupled in price, from €43,200 to €157,400 in the last three years.
    • Traffic incidents included 15 motor accidents, 30 cases of traffic obstruction and 16 illegally parked cars.
    • 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.
    • Now they are increasingly being trained as saleswomen and motor mechanics.
    • In 1901 we launched our first motor yacht, and do you know what it was?
    • Previously he had sold milk and motor spare parts.
    • He has a 1915 steam roller and a 1935 motor roller of his own, which he takes to the summer shows.
    • Anyone involved in historic motorsport in any country, on two or four wheels, including motor clubs, event organisers, media and businesses, is invited to submit nominations.
    • However, they spent the least on petrol, diesel and other motor oils at £11.00 a week, compared to a UK average of £14.70.
    • 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.
    • The link-up helped lift the gloom over the motor industry caused by the ending of car production at Luton, where many workers left the factory for the last time yesterday feeling angry and disappointed.
    • For the last seven years, Johnson had worked as a self-employed motor mechanic, storing cars to use for spare parts.
  • 2

    (neuron/nerve) (The feminine of motor is motora or motriz) motor
    motor neurone disease enfermedad de la neurona motora feminine

intransitive verb

informal, dated

  • 1

    ir en coche
    • He motors into the box and shoots over, just after the linesman has raised his flag for offside.
    • She said thanks and proceeded to motor along to the lift while I did what I had to do on the floors.
    • 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.
    • ‘We flew early on and I was worrying the winning post would come too soon but he really motored over the last 100 yards,’ Spencer told BBC Sport.
    • 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.