What does Inspiration mean?

Definitions for Inspiration
ˌɪn spəˈreɪ ʃənIn·spi·ra·tion

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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

Wiktionary

  1. inspiration(Noun)

    The act of inspiring or breathing in.

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

  2. inspiration(Noun)

    breath

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

  3. inspiration(Noun)

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [F. inspiration, L. inspiratio. See Inspire.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. inspiration, L. inspiratio. See Inspire.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. inspiration, L. inspiratio. See Inspire.]

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

Editors Contribution

  1. inspiration

    To intuitively know how to create efficient and effective optimum health, right to life, human rights, stability, shared prosperity for all, balance, change, unity, peace, harmony, unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to housing, right to education, right to be a parent, right to childcare, right to a standard of living, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, civil rights, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal distribution of income, wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances.

    Divine inspiration is gratefully received as we work in unity and partnership together.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Inspiration in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Inspiration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Inspiration in a Sentence

  1. Jeff David:

    By drawing inspiration from our past to create a lifestyle experience that is beyond typical luxury hotel amenities, The Knickerbocker will undoubtedly appeal to both local New Yorkers and international travelers.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.

  3. RVM:

    The Power of Intuition is not Magic, but pure Logic for those who let it flow from their Inspiration!

  4. William Arthur Wood:

    Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.

  5. Will Smith:

    Today, Jada & I mourn with all of you the loss of a beautiful poet, a true inspiration, and one of the most magnificent artists to ever grace this earth, prince.

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