What does aspiration mean?

Definitions for aspiration
ˌæs pəˈreɪ ʃənas·pi·ra·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word aspiration.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aspiration(noun)

    a will to succeed

  2. ambition, aspiration, dream(noun)

    a cherished desire

    "his ambition is to own his own business"

  3. aspiration(noun)

    a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath

  4. inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing in(noun)

    the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing

Wiktionary

  1. aspiration(Noun)

    The act of aspiring or ardently desiring; an ardent wish or desire, chiefly after what is elevated or spiritual.

  2. aspiration(Noun)

    The action of aspirating.

  3. aspiration(Noun)

    A burst of air that follows the release of some consonants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aspiration(noun)

    the act of aspirating; the pronunciation of a letter with a full or strong emission of breath; an aspirated sound

    Etymology: [L. aspiratio, fr. aspirare: cf. F. aspiration.]

  2. Aspiration(noun)

    the act of breathing; a breath; an inspiration

    Etymology: [L. aspiratio, fr. aspirare: cf. F. aspiration.]

  3. Aspiration(noun)

    the act of aspiring of a ardently desiring; strong wish; high desire

    Etymology: [L. aspiratio, fr. aspirare: cf. F. aspiration.]

Editors Contribution

  1. aspiration

    A goal we plan and focus on to achieve.

    My sister reviewed her aspirations monthly and annually.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 27, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'aspiration' in Nouns Frequency: #2591

How to pronounce aspiration?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say aspiration in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aspiration in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aspiration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of aspiration in a Sentence

  1. Anna Jameson:

    What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense, we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    The END of anything or any human counts more than the beginning. Yes of course, it is only he or she that endures to the end or rather holds firm to his or her faith that will be saved at last. Moreover, it is the end of a vision, aspiration or dream that proves whether it is ordinary or extraordinary, true or false. Also, it is he or she that perseveres or persists to the end that can and will leap or reap the reward for hard work (genuine success). Likewise, it is he or she that eventually reaches or crosses the finish line that emerges a winner in a race. Besides that, it is your last thoughts, words and actions that will determine your salvation or damnation on the day of reckoning. As a matter of fact, it is better for you to begin badly in anything and afterwards end up well. Than for you to begin well and afterwards end up badly. For, that will entail nothing else but only a tragedy. Nevertheless, all of the above evidently signifies that the END of anything or any human truly counts more than the beginning. Therefore, I urge you to be more concerned with what your end would be rather than your beginning. Because surely, the END is ever the BOTTOM LINE QED. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Whenever you’re weary and tempted to give up on anything worth having/enjoying at the long, just remember that your prospective breakthrough/success could be one day/a stone throw away. Now, that demands, you shouldn't easily give up on your faith. Rather, you've got to persist/persevere until you actualize/realize your dream/target/goal/mission/aspiration.

  4. Jeremy Corbyn:

    The common good is the aspiration of all of us.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    The guts/courage to take a bold step forward is a leap/step of faith required as a milestone towards the realization/actualization of a/your dream/vision/aspiration.

Images & Illustrations of aspiration

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