Definitions for Aspirationˌæs pəˈreɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
as•pi•ra•tionˌæs pəˈreɪ ʃən(n.)
a strong desire, longing, or hope; ambition.
a goal or objective desired:
The presidency had been his aspiration since college.
an act of aspirating, esp. inhalation .
the articulation of a speech sound accompanied by an audible puff of breath. the use of an aspirate in pronunciation.
the act of removing a fluid, as pus or serum, from a cavity of the body by a hollow needle or trocar connected with a suction syringe. the act of inhaling fluid or a foreign body into the bronchi and lungs, often after vomiting.
Origin of aspiration:
1375–1425; late ME (< MF) < L
a will to succeed
ambition, aspiration, dream(noun)
a cherished desire
"his ambition is to own his own business"
a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing in(noun)
the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
aspiration(noun)ˌæs pəˈreɪ ʃən
a desire to achieve
the aspirations of young people
The act of aspiring or ardently desiring; an ardent wish or desire, chiefly after what is elevated or spiritual.
The action of aspirating.
A burst of air that follows the release of some consonants.
the act of aspirating; the pronunciation of a letter with a full or strong emission of breath; an aspirated sound
the act of breathing; a breath; an inspiration
the act of aspiring of a ardently desiring; strong wish; high desire
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Aspiration' in Nouns Frequency: #2591
Translations for Aspiration
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(often in plural) an ambition
aspirations to become a writer.
- طُموح، مَطامِحArabic
- aspiraçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die BestrebungGerman
- stræben; aspirationDanish
- βλέψη, προσδοκίαGreek
- ambisi, aspirasi, cita-citaIndonesian
- metnaðarlöngun, metnaðurIcelandic
- siekis, troškimasLithuanian
- tiekšanās; cenšanāsLatvian
- detå strebe etter, forhåpningNorwegian
- aspiracja, pragnieniePolish
- strävan, längtanSwedish
- tutku, arzuTurkish
- 抱負Chinese (Trad.)
- прагнення; сильне бажанняUkrainian
- کوشش ، جد و جہدUrdu
- khát vọngVietnamese
- 抱负Chinese (Simp.)
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