From the Merriam-Webster dictionary:
Main Entry: 1mo·tor
Etymology: Latin, from movēre to move
1 : one that imparts motion; specifically : prime mover
2 : any of various power units that develop energy or impart motion: as a : a small compact engine b : internal combustion engine; especially : a gasoline engine c : a rotating machine that transforms electrical energy into mechanical energy
3 : motor vehicle; especially : automobile
/ˈmoʊtər/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [moh-ter] Show IPA
1. a comparatively small and powerful engine, esp. an internal-combustion engine in an automobile, motorboat, or the like.
2. any self-powered vehicle.
3. a person or thing that imparts motion, esp. a contrivance, as a steam engine, that receives and modifies energy from some natural source in order to utilize it in driving machinery.
4. Also called electric motor. Electricity. a machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy, as an induction motor.
5. motors, stocks or bonds in automobile companies.
6. pertaining to or operated by a motor.
7. of, for, by, or pertaining to motor vehicles: motor freight.
8. designed or for automobiles, their drivers, or their passengers: The hotel has a motor lobby in its parking garage for picking up and discharging passengers.
9. causing or producing motion.
10. Physiology. conveying an impulse that results or tends to result in motion, as a nerve.
11. Psychology, Physiology. Also, motoric. of, pertaining to, or involving muscular movement: a motor response; motor images.
–verb (used without object)
12. to ride or travel in an automobile; drive: They motored up the coast.
–verb (used with object)
13. Chiefly British. to drive or transport by car: He motored his son to school.
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1580–90; < L mōtor mover, equiv. to mō- (var. s. of movēre to move ) + -tor -tor
I can keep going if you wish
I've been drinking since 4:30 am and I'm in a good mood lol.
Don't mean it to start a fight, but I'm just saying that according to the dictionary they're the same thing (maybe getting too technical now huh?).
Using 'got' for me is like using 'irregardless'. Its not technically a word either (it is in the colloquial usage of English, in the dictionary it's the improper use of regardless), but I like using it just to **** off my friends with English majors. I love arguing this stuff. LR