What does aspire mean?

Definitions for aspire
əˈspaɪəras·pire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot forverb

    have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

Wiktionary

  1. aspireverb

    To hope or dream; especially to hope or work towards a profession or occupation (followed by to as a preposition or infinitive particle).

    He aspires to become a successful doctor someday.

  2. Etymology: From aspirer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aspireverb

    to desire with eagerness; to seek to attain something high or great; to pant; to long; -- followed by to or after, and rarely by at; as, to aspire to a crown; to aspire after immorality

  2. Aspireverb

    to rise; to ascend; to tower; to soar

  3. Aspireverb

    to aspire to; to long for; to try to reach; to mount to

  4. Aspirenoun

    aspiration

  5. Etymology: [F. aspirer, L. aspirare. See Aspirate, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Aspire

    Aspire is a work of art, constructed on the Jubilee Campus of the University of Nottingham, in Nottingham, England. It is a 60-metre tall, red and orange steel sculpture, and was, until overtaken by Anish Kapoor's Orbit, the tallest free standing public work of art in the United Kingdom, taller than B of the Bang, Nelson's Column, the Angel of the North and the Statue of Liberty. Designed by Ken Shuttleworth and MAKE Architects, it comprises an 8m high concrete foundation and 52m high red and orange steel tower. The sculpture weighs 854 tonnes, and cost £800,000, which was donated by an anonymous benefactor. The name Aspire was chosen after a competition to name the sculpture, which was open to staff and students at the university. The structure was fabricated by Watson Steel Structures Ltd in Bolton, Greater Manchester, and was then transported to Widnes, Cheshire, where Merseyside Coatings Ltd applied the distinctive red and orange colour scheme.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aspire

    as-pīr′ (followed by to or after with the object, or by an infinitive), v.i. to desire eagerly: to aim at high things: to tower up.—n. Aspirā′tion, eager desire.—adj. Aspīr′ing.—adv. Aspīr′ingly.—n. Aspīr′ingness. [Fr.—L. aspirāre, -ātumad, to, spirāre, to breathe.]

Editors Contribution

  1. aspire

    A task, plan or goal we choose.

    We aspire for similar things for humanity.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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Anagrams for aspire »

  1. spirea

  2. paries

  3. praise

  4. Persia

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aspire in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aspire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of aspire in a Sentence

  1. Caroline Fredrickson:

    The ERA's a very important symbolic element to ensuring our Constitution recognizes that women are equal, and The ERA goes a long way in providing the inspiration to young women and girls and that they, too, can aspire to the highest possible positions.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The Birthday travels patiently and silently to inspire and aspire happiness, with the gifts of surprise and love of family and friends.

  3. Jim Meskimen:

    Like everyone else, I’m hugely impressed by how far he’s come as an actor, this was a rap artist from Philly who's now a mammoth star. But he’s always had a tremendous amount of personal magneticsm. Somebody once said on set that he had an Elvis vibe. I’ve never met Elvis, but he certainly has this very attractive quality. He’s a guy you want to spend time with and hear what he has to say. And when you’re a superstar, there’s an impulse to share everything with us. That’s very risky. But it also demonstrates personal freedom that, I think, we all aspire to. But even then, he demonstrated pure talent, humor, skill and inventiveness. He’s pretty irresistible.

  4. Michael Douglas:

    It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103, to the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to.

  5. J. K. Rowling:

    Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.

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