Definitions for ambitionæmˈbɪʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. ambition, aspiration, dream(noun)

    a cherished desire

    "his ambition is to own his own business"

  2. ambition, ambitiousness(verb)

    a strong drive for success

  3. ambition(verb)

    have as one's ambition

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  1. ambition(Noun)

    Eager or inordinate desire for some object that confers distinction, as preferment, honor, superiority, political power, or literary fame; desire to distinguish one's self from other people.

  2. ambition(Noun)

    An object of an ardent desire.

    My ambition is to own a helicopter.

  3. ambition(Noun)

    A desire, as in (sense 1), for another person to achieve these things.

  4. ambition(Noun)

    A personal quality similar to motivation, not necessarily tied to a single goal.

  5. ambition(Verb)

    To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet.

    Pausanias, ambitioning the sovereignty of Greece, bargains with Xerxes for his daughter in marriage. uE000106558uE001 Trumbull.

  6. Origin: From ambicion, from ambition, from ambitio, from ambio. See ambient, issue.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Ambition(noun)

    the act of going about to solicit or obtain an office, or any other object of desire; canvassing

  2. Ambition(noun)

    an eager, and sometimes an inordinate, desire for preferment, honor, superiority, power, or the attainment of something

  3. Ambition(verb)

    to seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet

  4. Origin: [F. ambition, L. ambitio a going around, especially of candidates for office is Rome, to solicit votes (hence, desire for office or honor), fr. ambire to go around. See Ambient, Issue.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'ambition' in Nouns Frequency: #1648


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