engine vs motor :

engine vs motor

engine or motor

Motor is any machine or device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy or imparts motion. It has the colloquial meaning of an automobile or motor car.

"She has excellent motoring skills."

Engine is a device to convert energy into useful mechanical motion especially heat energy. It is a powered locomotive used for pulling cars on railways.

"The Engine has refused to start."

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  • n  motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work
  • n  something used to achieve a purpose
    an engine of change
  • n  a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
  • n  an instrument or machine that is used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult, artillery piece, etc.
    medieval engines of war

  • n  machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
  • n  a nonspecific agent that imparts motion
    happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action
  • v  travel or be transported in a vehicle
    They motored to London for the theater
  • s  conveying information to the muscles from the CNS
    motor nerves
  • s  causing or able to cause motion
    motor energy
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