Definitions for ASPIREəˈspaɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

as•pireəˈspaɪər(v.i.)-pired, -pir•ing.

  1. to long, aim, or seek ambitiously, esp. for something of high value:

    to aspire after fame.

  2. Archaic. to rise up; soar.

Origin of aspire:

1425–75; < L aspīrāre to breathe on <a-a-5+spirāre to breathe


Princeton's WordNet

  1. draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot for(verb)

    have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. aspire(verb)əˈspaɪər

    to hope to achieve or become

    to aspire to be an actor


  1. aspire(Verb)

    To hope or dream; especially to hope or work towards a profession or occupation (followed by to as a preposition or infinitive particle).

    He aspires to become a successful doctor someday.

  2. Origin: From aspirer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aspire(verb)

    to desire with eagerness; to seek to attain something high or great; to pant; to long; -- followed by to or after, and rarely by at; as, to aspire to a crown; to aspire after immorality

  2. Aspire(verb)

    to rise; to ascend; to tower; to soar

  3. Aspire(verb)

    to aspire to; to long for; to try to reach; to mount to

  4. Aspire(noun)



  1. Aspire

    Aspire is a work of art, constructed on the Jubilee Campus of the University of Nottingham, in Nottingham, England. It is a 60-metre tall, red and orange steel sculpture, and was, until overtaken by Anish Kapoor's Orbit, the tallest free standing public work of art in the United Kingdom, taller than B of the Bang, Nelson's Column, the Angel of the North and the Statue of Liberty. Designed by Ken Shuttleworth and MAKE Architects, it comprises an 8m high concrete foundation and 52m high red and orange steel tower. The sculpture weighs 854 tonnes, and cost £800,000, which was donated by an anonymous benefactor. The name Aspire was chosen after a competition to name the sculpture, which was open to staff and students at the university. The structure was fabricated by Watson Steel Structures Ltd in Bolton, Greater Manchester, and was then transported to Widnes, Cheshire, where Merseyside Coatings Ltd applied the distinctive red and orange colour scheme.

Anagrams of ASPIRE

  1. spirea

  2. paries

  3. praise

  4. Persia

Translations for ASPIRE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(usually with to ) to try very hard to reach (something difficult, ambitious etc)

He aspired to the position of president.

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