Definitions for inspirationˌɪn spəˈreɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•spi•ra•tionˌɪn spəˈreɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. an inspiring or animating action or influence.

  2. something inspired, as an idea.

  3. a result of inspired activity.

  4. a thing or person that inspires.

  5. Theol. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.

    Category: Religion

  6. the drawing of air into the lungs; inhalation.

    Category: Physiology

  7. the act of inspiring.

  8. the quality or state of being inspired.

Origin of inspiration:

1275–1325; ME < LL inspīrātiō. See inspire , -tion

in`spi•ra′tion•al•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inspiration(noun)

    arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity

  2. inspiration, brainchild(noun)

    a product of your creative thinking and work

    "he had little respect for the inspirations of other artists"; "after years of work his brainchild was a tangible reality"

  3. inspiration(noun)

    a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem

  4. divine guidance, inspiration(noun)

    (theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings

    "they believe that the books of Scripture were written under divine guidance"

  5. inspiration, stirring(noun)

    arousing to a particular emotion or action

  6. 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

  1. inspiration(noun)ˌɪn spəˈreɪ ʃən

    new ideas and a feeling of creativity that often comes suddenly

    I wrote the song in a moment of inspiration.; the inspiration to start the club; Where does your inspiration come from?

Wiktionary

  1. inspiration(Noun)

    The act of inspiring or breathing in.

  2. inspiration(Noun)

    breath

  3. inspiration(Noun)

    The drawing of air into the lungs, accomplished in mammals by elevation of the chest walls and flattening of the diaphragm.

  4. inspiration(Noun)

    The act or power of exercising an elevating or stimulating influence upon the intellect or emotions; the result of such influence which quickens or stimulates; as, the inspiration of occasion, of art, etc.

  5. inspiration(Noun)

    A supernatural divine influence on the prophets, apostles, or sacred writers, by which they were qualified to communicate moral or religious truth with authority; a supernatural influence which qualifies men to receive and communicate divine truth; also, the truth communicated.

  6. Origin: From inspiration, from inspirationem (nominative: inspiratio), from inspiratus (past participle of inspiro).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inspiration(noun)

    the act of inspiring or breathing in; breath; specif. (Physiol.), the drawing of air into the lungs, accomplished in mammals by elevation of the chest walls and flattening of the diaphragm; -- the opposite of expiration

  2. Inspiration(noun)

    the act or power of exercising an elevating or stimulating influence upon the intellect or emotions; the result of such influence which quickens or stimulates; as, the inspiration of occasion, of art, etc

  3. Inspiration(noun)

    a supernatural divine influence on the prophets, apostles, or sacred writers, by which they were qualified to communicate moral or religious truth with authority; a supernatural influence which qualifies men to receive and communicate divine truth; also, the truth communicated

Freebase

  1. Inspiration

    Inspiration is the ninth studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on October 14, 1996 through Pony Canyon; November 5, 1996 through Music for Nations; and reissued in 2000 through Spitfire Records; a remastered edition was reissued in 2003 through SPV GmbH. It is a tribute album consisting entirely of covers of various bands who influenced Malmsteen.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Inspiration

    an earnest, divinely-awakened, soul-subduing sense and perception of the presence of the invisible in the visible, of the infinite in the finite, of the ideal in the real, of the divine in the human, and, in ecstatic moments, of very God in man, accompanied with a burning desire to impart to others the vision revealed; distinguished as "seraphic" from insanity as "demonic" by this, that the inspired man sees an invisible which is there, and the insane an invisible which is not there, states of mind so like otherwise that the one may be, and often is, mistaken for the other, the inspired man taken for an insane, and the insane man for an inspired. Inspiration of the Scriptures

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inspiration' in Nouns Frequency: #2405


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