- n. 发动机，马达；汽车
- adj. 汽车的；机动的
- vi. 乘汽车
- vt. 以汽车载运
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- motor:  The most direct English descendant of Latin movēre ‘move’ is of course move, but several more have found their way into the language via derivatives. From mōtiō ‘movement’ comes motion  (and its collateral forms commotion , emotion, and promotion ); from mōtīvus ‘causing to move’ come motivate , motive , and (via modern French) motif ; and mōtor ‘mover’ has given motor.
Originally this was used for the rather generalized notion of a ‘moving force’; the modern application to an ‘engine’ did not emerge until the mid-19th century. Also from movēre come English moment and mutiny.
=> commotion, emotion, moment, motif, motion, motive, move, mutiny, promotion
- motor (n.)
- mid-15c., "controller, prime mover," from Latin motor, literally "mover," agent noun from past participle stem of movere "to move" (see move (v.)). From 15c. as "controller, prime mover" (in reference to God); sense of "agent or force that produces mechanical motion" is first recorded 1660s; that of "machine that supplies motive power" is from 1856. First record of slang motor-mouth "fast-talking person" is from 1970.
- motor (v.)
- 1896, from motor (n.). Related: Motored; motoring.
- 1. Many motor accidents are the result of unthinkingly mixing speed and alcohol.
- 2. It's very difficult being a woman in motor racing.
- 3. Stefano used a motor cycle to herd the sheep.
- 4. Adhering to the new rules meant inflicting serious damage on motor racing.
- 5. We belted down Iveagh Parade to where the motor was.
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