Definition of motor verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

motor

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈməʊtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊtər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they motor
BrE BrE//ˈməʊtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊtər//
 
he / she / it motors
BrE BrE//ˈməʊtəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊtərz//
 
past simple motored
BrE BrE//ˈməʊtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊtərd//
 
past participle motored
BrE BrE//ˈməʊtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊtərd//
 
-ing form motoring
BrE BrE//ˈməʊtərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊtərɪŋ//
 
Driving
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. (old-fashioned, British English) to travel by car, especially for pleasure We motored down to Oxford for the day. See related entries: Driving Word Origin late Middle English (denoting a person who imparts motion): from Latin, literally ‘mover’, based on movere ‘to move’. The current sense of the noun dates from the mid 19th cent.