Definitions for inspiration
ˌɪn spəˈreɪ ʃənin·spi·ra·tion
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word inspiration.
arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity
a product of your creative thinking and work
"he had little respect for the inspirations of other artists"; "after years of work his brainchild was a tangible reality"
a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem
divine guidance, inspirationnoun
(theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings
"they believe that the books of Scripture were written under divine guidance"
arousing to a particular emotion or action
inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing innoun
the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
The act of inspiring or breathing in.
The drawing of air into the lungs, accomplished in mammals by elevation of the chest walls and flattening of the diaphragm.
The act or power of exercising an elevating or stimulating influence upon the intellect or emotions; the result of such influence which quickens or stimulates; as, the inspiration of occasion, of art, etc.
A supernatural divine influence on the prophets, apostles, or sacred writers, by which they were qualified to communicate moral or religious truth with authority; a supernatural influence which qualifies men to receive and communicate divine truth; also, the truth communicated.
Etymology: From inspiration, from inspirationem (nominative: inspiratio), from inspiratus (past participle of inspiro).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from inspire.
In any inflammation of the diaphragm, the symptoms are a violent fever, and a most exquisite pain increased upon inspiration, by which it is distinguished from a pleurisy, in which the greatest pain is in expiration. Arbuthnot.
I never spoke with her in all my life.
—— How can she then call us by our names,
Unless it be by inspiration? William Shakespeare, Comedy of Errours.
Your father was ever virtuous, and holy men at their death have good inspirations. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice.
We to his high inspiration owe,
That what was done before the flood we know. John Denham.
What the tragedian wrote, the late success
Declares was inspiration, and not guess. John Denham.
Inspiration is when an overpowering impression of any proposition is made upon the mind by God himself, that gives a convincing and indubitable evidence of the truth and divinity of it: so were the prophets and the apostles inspired. Isaac Watts.
the act of inspiring or breathing in; breath; specif. (Physiol.), the drawing of air into the lungs, accomplished in mammals by elevation of the chest walls and flattening of the diaphragm; -- the opposite of expiration
the act or power of exercising an elevating or stimulating influence upon the intellect or emotions; the result of such influence which quickens or stimulates; as, the inspiration of occasion, of art, etc
a supernatural divine influence on the prophets, apostles, or sacred writers, by which they were qualified to communicate moral or religious truth with authority; a supernatural influence which qualifies men to receive and communicate divine truth; also, the truth communicated
Etymology: [F. inspiration, L. inspiratio. See Inspire.]
Inspiration is the ninth studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on October 14, 1996 through Pony Canyon; November 5, 1996 through Music for Nations; and reissued in 2000 through Spitfire Records; a remastered edition was reissued in 2003 through SPV GmbH. It is a tribute album consisting entirely of covers of various bands who influenced Malmsteen.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an earnest, divinely-awakened, soul-subduing sense and perception of the presence of the invisible in the visible, of the infinite in the finite, of the ideal in the real, of the divine in the human, and, in ecstatic moments, of very God in man, accompanied with a burning desire to impart to others the vision revealed; distinguished as "seraphic" from insanity as "demonic" by this, that the inspired man sees an invisible which is there, and the insane an invisible which is not there, states of mind so like otherwise that the one may be, and often is, mistaken for the other, the inspired man taken for an insane, and the insane man for an inspired. Inspiration of the Scriptures
To intuitively know how to create efficient and effective optimum health, right to life, human rights, stability, shared prosperity for all, balance, change, unity, peace, harmony, unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to housing, right to education, right to parent, right to childcare, right to a standard of living, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, civil rights, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal distribution of income, wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances.
Divine inspiration is gratefully received as we work in unity and partnership together.
Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020
inspiration poems -- Explore a large selection of poetry work created by inspiration on Poetry.net
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'inspiration' in Nouns Frequency: #2405
The numerical value of inspiration in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of inspiration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Following his tragic accident, those same qualities allowed him to tackle his new challenges with the same vigor and determination that we had seen on the football field. In so doing, he continued to bring light and inspiration to the lives of those around him — and, in fact, to so many people who had never had the pleasure of meeting him..
The inspiration was my nephew Jake, who this place is named after.
It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of our dear April, she brightened everyone's day with her smile, was a tremendous asset to our team and an inspiration to everyone who met her.
The name Arrokoth reflects the inspiration of looking to the skies, and wondering about the stars and worlds beyond our own, that desire to learn is at the heart of the New Horizons mission, and were honored to join with the Powhatan community and people of Maryland in this celebration of discovery.
Our sound is definitely different from anything I think we've all done before, we've all really kind of agreed upon funk, dance and kind of rock music and that's where we pull our biggest inspiration.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for inspiration
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- inspirace, nádechCzech
- Einatmen, Einatmung, InspirationGerman
- sisäänhengitys, innoitus, inspiraatioFinnish
- प्रेरणा स्त्रोतHindi
- inspirazione, ispirazioneItalian
- 霊感, 鼓舞, ひらめきJapanese
- ingeving, inademen, ademhaling, inspiratie, adem, inademingDutch
- inspirasjonNorwegian Nynorsk
- natchnienie, wdechPolish
- вдыхание, вдох, вдохновениеRussian
- nadahnuće, zadahnuće, udahnuti, Bogonadahnutost, udahnućeSerbo-Croatian
- cảm hứngVietnamese
Get even more translations for inspiration »
Find a translation for the inspiration definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Discuss these inspiration definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"inspiration." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 6 Feb. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/inspiration>.