Definitions for aspiration
ˌæs pəˈreɪ ʃənas·pi·ra·tion
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word aspiration.
a will to succeed
ambition, aspiration, dreamnoun
a cherished desire
"his ambition is to own his own business"
a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing innoun
the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
The act of aspiring or ardently desiring; an ardent wish or desire, chiefly after what is elevated or spiritual.
The action of aspirating.
A burst of air that follows the release of some consonants.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: aspiratio, Lat.
A soul inspired with the warmest aspirations after celestial beatitude, keeps its powers attentive. Isaac Watts, Impr. of the Mind.
’Tis he; I ken the manner of his gate;
He rises on his toe; that spirit of his
In aspiration lifts him from the earth. William Shakespeare, Troil. and Cress.
Aspiration generally refers to a strong desire, longing or hope to achieve something. It can also refer to the act of aspiring or ambitiously striving for something. Additionally, in a medical context, aspiration can refer to the process of drawing in or out using a suction or the unintentional inhalation of something (such as food or drink) into the airways or lungs.
the act of aspirating; the pronunciation of a letter with a full or strong emission of breath; an aspirated sound
the act of breathing; a breath; an inspiration
the act of aspiring of a ardently desiring; strong wish; high desire
Etymology: [L. aspiratio, fr. aspirare: cf. F. aspiration.]
A goal we plan and focus with a passion to achieve.
My sister reviews her aspirations daily, monthly and annually.
Submitted by MaryC on August 27, 2016
Aspiration vs. Inspiration -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Aspiration and Inspiration.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'aspiration' in Nouns Frequency: #2591
The numerical value of aspiration in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of aspiration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
There lingers antipathy towards the wealthy, but at the same time there is aspiration to be wealthy.
The Group holds no aspiration of becoming a major player in the physical market but has a goal to become a niche supplier in selected strategic areas and ports. One of these strategic focus areas is the Nordic region.
A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.
When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover's apprehension.
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
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Translations for aspiration
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- زفر, أملArabic
- амбиция, стремеж, придиханиеBulgarian
- toive, aspiraatio, pyrkimysFinnish
- ardmhian, análú, barrmhian, ardaidhmIrish
- dèidhScottish Gaelic
- 希望, 気音, 吸引Japanese
- inspirație, aspirare, aspirațieRomanian
- надежда, амбиция, аспирация, придыхание, стремлениеRussian
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