What does aspire mean?

Definitions for aspire
əˈspaɪəras·pire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot for(verb)

    have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

Wiktionary

  1. aspire(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: From aspirer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aspire(verb)

    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

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

  2. Aspire(verb)

    to rise; to ascend; to tower; to soar

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

  3. Aspire(verb)

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

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

  4. Aspire(noun)

    aspiration

    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. Yair Lapid:

    My thinking is that the conclusion of the collapse of these two ideologies, is that it is not for peace we should aspire, but for a solid agreement which would help us separate as efficiently as possible.

  2. Cicero:

    If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.

  3. Kirk Douglas:

    To the world Kirk Douglas was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into Kirk Douglas golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes Kirk Douglas believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to. But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchild their loving grandfather, and to Anne Buydens, a wonderful husband.

  4. Neil Mawston:

    Some consumers aspire to own the 'full set' of a big house, big car, big TV and big smart phone.

  5. Terpsichore Lindeman:

    Some people aspire to achieve, others are content with just existing. Question is - are you a sheep or a herder?

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