from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of motor.
  • n. The act of driving a car

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to motor cars or automobiles, or to the technology of such; addicted to riding in or driving automobiles.
  • n. the act or recreation of riding in or driving a motor car or automobile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of driving or riding in an automobile or motor-car; the sport of driving motor-cars.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of driving an automobile


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  • Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City sent the title motoring up the charts to third.


  • The aunt and uncle took the little girl, who loved them, back into their childless home, and in motoring through another Province, left the child for a few days in another aunt's home, because there were children there.

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  • It was quite the custom, after dinner, for many of the better classes of society, especially when entertaining curious Easterners, to spend an hour or several in motoring from dance-hall to dance-hall and cheap cabaret to cheap cabaret.

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  • More than 2,000 car-crazed students are motoring from the French capital and across 6,000 kilometres of African desert in a different kind of race.

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  • A village approached from different ends is two villages; the north side of a house has an entirely different character from the south; and most of the views, vistas, prospects or whatever is the right name for the phenomena which on certain motoring maps are indicated by a little spreading blue fan – most of these are entirely one-way affairs, invisible on the opposite journey or only to be seen, cheatingly, by means of a deliberate contortion of the neck.

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  • They finally give up the idea of motoring into the seas, and instead start the engine, and leave it in neutral; this way at least it will power the batteries, which in turn will power the radio, lights, and pump.


  • If these so called motoring journalists actually got off their @ss and bothered to drive the cars they write about instead of cobbling together as many snippets of information as they could find on the www then publishing them as their own work, maybe then we would get articles that bear some semblance of truth and accuracy !

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  • But speaking of sport, I have discovered my grandest favourite sport, in spite of motoring, which is deep sea fishing, nothing less.

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  • Baker joined the graduate trainee scheme at The Daily Telegraph in 2000, before becoming the commissioning editor on motoring, which is a role she has stayed in for the past four years.

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  • So this thing has been kind of motoring around the earth and the moon, kind of doing their system checks and making sure everything is a go and picking up speed so it can make that impact so it makes a pretty good pop there.

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  • "Persis entered, gloved and veiled for motoring."

    --Theophilus North by Thornton Wilder

    September 7, 2010