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.

  2. Origin: 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

  2. Aspire(verb)

    to rise; to ascend; to tower; to soar

  3. Aspire(verb)

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

  4. Aspire(noun)

    aspiration

  5. Origin: [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. Ehsan Sehgal:

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

  2. Neil Mawston:

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

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Never aspire to be/become anyone right here/out there. Listen up, it's good to appreciate someone. But, never aspire to be like him/her. Just aspire to be a model to others.

  4. Najib Razak:

    I don't aspire to be a politician, all I am hoping to do is to be helpful. When you feel strongly that your country needs positive changes then one ought to be open to be helpful in that process.

  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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