Definitions for ambitionæmˈbɪʃ ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as wealth or fame, and the willingness to strive for it.
the object or state desired or sought after:
A theatrical career is her ambition.
a desire for work or activity:
I awoke feeling tired and lacking in ambition.
(v.t.)to seek after earnestly; aspire to.
Origin of ambition:
1300–50; ME (< MF) < L ambitiō orig., canvassing for votes =ambi-, var. s. of ambīre (see ambient ) +-tiō -tion
ambition, aspiration, dream(noun)
a cherished desire
"his ambition is to own his own business"
a strong drive for success
have as one's ambition
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a desire to achieve
his lack of ambition
sth you want to achieve
her ambition to become a pilot; his ambition of owning a restaurant
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.
An object of an ardent desire.
My ambition is to own a helicopter.
A desire, as in (sense 1), for another person to achieve these things.
A personal quality similar to motivation, not necessarily tied to a single goal.
To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet.
Pausanias, ambitioning the sovereignty of Greece, bargains with Xerxes for his daughter in marriage. uE000106558uE001 Trumbull.
Origin: From ambicion, from ambition, from ambitio, from ambio. See ambient, issue.
the act of going about to solicit or obtain an office, or any other object of desire; canvassing
an eager, and sometimes an inordinate, desire for preferment, honor, superiority, power, or the attainment of something
to seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'ambition' in Nouns Frequency: #1648
Translations for ambition
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the desire for success, fame, power etc
He is full of ambition and energy.
- ambiçãoPortuguese (BR)
- der EhrgeizGerman
- بلند همتی؛ سخت کوشیFarsi
- garbės troškimasLithuanian
- ærgjerrighet, ambisjonNorwegian
- بلند همتی؛ سخت کوشیPersian
- لوړ همتی ، سخت کوښښPashto
- ambícia, ctižiadosťSlovak
- ärelystnad, ambitionSwedish
- hırs, tutkuTurkish
- 雄心Chinese (Trad.)
- честолюбство, амбіціяUkrainian
- khát vọngVietnamese
- 雄心Chinese (Simp.)
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