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

  2. Aspiration(noun)

    the act of breathing; a breath; an inspiration

  3. Aspiration(noun)

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. aspiration

    A goal you plan to achieve.

    My sister reviewed her aspirations monthly and annually.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious 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?

  1. aspiration

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. Henry Ward Beecher:

    Repentance is another name for aspiration.

  2. Jeremy Corbyn:

    The common good is the aspiration of all of us.

  3. RVM:

    Be Content, but never be Satisfied. Let there be an Aspiration in total Surrender.

  4. James Allen:

    You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.

  5. Jack Nicklaus:

    Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation.

Images & Illustrations of aspiration

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