Machine vs. Motor

Machine vs. Motor — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Machine and Motor

Machinenoun

A device consisting of fixed and moving parts that redirects mechanical energy to accomplish a particular task or set of tasks.

Motornoun

Something, such as a machine or an engine, that produces or imparts motion.

Machinenoun

See simple machine.

Motornoun

A device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, especially an internal-combustion engine or an arrangement of coils and magnets that converts electric current into mechanical power.

Machinenoun

See compound machine.

Motornoun

A motor vehicle, especially an automobile

"It was a night of lovers. All along the highway ... motors were parked and dim figures were clasped in revery" (Sinclair Lewis).
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Machinenoun

A system or device for doing work, as an automobile or jackhammer, together with its power source and auxiliary equipment.

Motoradjective

Causing or producing motion

motor power.

Machinenoun

A system or device, such as a computer, that performs or assists in the performance of a human task

The machine is down.

Motoradjective

Driven by or having a motor.

Machinenoun

An intricate natural system or organism, such as the human body.

Motoradjective

Of or for motors or motor vehicles

motor oil.
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Machinenoun

A person who acts in a rigid, mechanical, or unconscious manner.

Motoradjective

Of, relating to, or designating nerves that carry impulses from the nerve centers to the muscles.

Machinenoun

An organized group of people whose members are or appear to be under the control of one or more leaders

a political machine.

Motoradjective

Involving or relating to movements of the muscles

motor coordination.a motor reflex.

Machinenoun

A device used to produce a stage effect, especially a mechanical means of lowering an actor onto the stage.

Motorverb

To drive or travel in a motor vehicle.

Machinenoun

A literary device used to produce an effect, especially the introduction of a supernatural being to resolve a plot.

Motorverb

To carry by motor vehicle.

Machinenoun

An answering machine

Leave a message on my machine if I'm not home.

Motornoun

A machine or device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, or imparts motion.

Machineadjective

Of, relating to, or felt to resemble a machine

machine repairs.machine politics.

Motornoun

(colloquial) A motor car, or automobile.

Nice motor!

Machineverb

To cut, shape, or finish by machine.

Motornoun

(figuratively) A source of power for something; an inspiration; a driving force.

Machineverb

To be cut, shaped, or finished by machine

This metal machines easily.

Motornoun

Any protein capable of converting chemical energy into mechanical work.

Machinenoun

A device that directs and controls energy, often in the form of movement or electricity, to produce a certain effect.

Motornoun

The controller or prime mover of the universe; God.

Machinenoun

(dated) A vehicle operated mechanically, such as an automobile or an airplane.

Motornoun

The fermenting mass of fruit that is the basis of pruno, or "prison wine".

Machinenoun

An answering machine or, by extension, voice mail.

I called you earlier, but all I got was the machine.

Motoradjective

(biology) relating to the ability to move

She has excellent motor skills.

Machinenoun

(computing) A computer.

Game developers assume they're pushing the limits of the machine.He refuses to turn off his Linux machine.

Motoradjective

Relating to motor cars

Motor insurance is expensive for youngsters.

Machinenoun

(figuratively) A person or organisation that seemingly acts like a machine, being particularly efficient, single-minded, or unemotional.

Bruce Campbell was a "demon-killing machine" because he made quick work of killing demons.The government has become a money-making machine.

Motorverb

(dated) To make a journey by motor vehicle; to drive.

On Saturday we motored down to Plymouth.

Machinenoun

Especially, the group that controls a political or similar organization; a combination of persons acting together for a common purpose, with the agencies which they use.

Motorverb

(informal) To move at a brisk pace.

Sales were slow at first, but now things are really motoring.

Machinenoun

Supernatural agency in a poem, or a superhuman being introduced to perform some exploit.

Motorverb

(slang) To leave.

I gotta motor.

Machinenoun

The system of special interest groups that supports a political party, especially in urban areas.

Motornoun

machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion

Machinenoun

Penis.

Motornoun

a nonspecific agent that imparts motion;

happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action

Machineverb

to make by machinery.

Motorverb

travel or be transported in a vehicle;

We drove to the university every morningThey motored to London for the theater

Machineverb

to shape or finish by machinery.

Motoradjective

conveying information to the muscles from the CNS;

motor nerves

Machinenoun

any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks

Motoradjective

causing or able to cause motion;

a motive forcemotive powermotor energy

Machinenoun

an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently;

the war machine

Machinenoun

an efficient person;

the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

Machinenoun

4-wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine;

he needs a car to get to work

Machinenoun

a group that controls the activities of a political party;

he was endorsed by the Democratic machine

Machinenoun

a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point

Machineverb

turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery

Machineverb

make by machinery;

The Americans were machining while others still hand-made cars