Definitions for ambitionæmˈbɪʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ambition

    am-bish′un, n. the desire of power, honour, fame, excellence.—n. Ambi′tionist (Carlyle), an ambitious man.—adj. Ambi′tious, full of ambition (with of, formerly for): strongly desirous of anything—esp. power: aspiring: indicating ambition: showy or pretentious.—adv. Ambi′tiously.—n. Ambi′tiousness. [Fr.—L. ambition-em, the going about—that is, the canvassing for votes practised by candidates for office in Rome—ambi, about, and īre, itum, to go.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ambition in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ambition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Edmund Burke:

    Ambition can creep as well as soar.

  2. Elvis Presley:

    Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.

  3. Author Unknown:

    Where ambition ends happiness begins.

  4. Michel de Montaigne:

    Ambition is not a vice of little people.

  5. Walter Savage Landor:

    Ambition is but avarice on stilts and masked.

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