What does Ambition mean?

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æmˈbɪʃ ənAmbi·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ambition, aspiration, dreamnoun

    a cherished desire

    "his ambition is to own his own business"

  2. ambition, ambitiousnessverb

    a strong drive for success

  3. ambitionverb

    have as one's ambition

Wiktionary

  1. ambitionnoun

    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.

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

  2. ambitionnoun

    An object of an ardent desire.

    My ambition is to own a helicopter.

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

  3. ambitionnoun

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

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

  4. ambitionnoun

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

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

  5. ambitionverb

    To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet.

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ambitionnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Ambitionnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Ambitionverb

    to seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet

    Etymology: [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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ambition

    In a military sense, signifies a desire of greater posts or honors. Every person in the army or navy ought to have a spirit of emulation to arrive at the very summit of the profession by his personal merit.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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

Examples of Ambition in a Sentence

  1. Robert Browning:

    Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do.

  2. Tim Leverton:

    We're competing with companies that have developed products for other markets, as we get to this level of quality and product design, we will be able to be competitive globally... Our ambition is to be a global player.

  3. Tim Brooks:

    We receive lots of letters from children asking why we still use single-use plastic in our boxes, which inspired us to begin to make this change, this is part of our ambition to make all our packaging sustainable by the end of 2025.

  4. Dano Wall:

    My goal when I started making Tubman stamps was to get 5,000 made and into people's hands, as this seemed at the start like a goal of sufficient ambition as to put it almost out of reach, but not quite, i now have over 6,000 people who've signed up to be notified when more stamps go into stock, so I will likely eventually pass that goal.

  5. Yasuo Ishihara:

    Right now the need of the hour is a proper roadmap and a clear policy by the government of India to actually turn this ambition into reality.

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