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
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
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'ambition' in Nouns Frequency: #1648
The numerical value of ambition in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of ambition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Ambition's true reward can only be gotten without ambition's trade.
Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.
But I realized I didn't miss a thing. Ambition is really important. You need it. And I certainly have never lacked in having ambition.
The scale of our ambition in the American region meant we needed a member of our executive management team with the drive, determination and motivation to make it happen.
A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. Having been alive, it won't be so hard in the end to lie down and rest.
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Translations for ambition
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- честолюбие, амбицияBulgarian
- Ambition, EhrgeizGerman
- خواهش, اشتیاق, آرزوPersian
- 野望, 野心, アンビションJapanese
- AmbitiounLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- амби́ция, мечта́, честолю́бие, цельRussian
- àmbīcija, prègalāštvo, častoljubljeSerbo-Croatian
- tham vọngVietnamese
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