What does inspiration mean?

Definitions for inspiration
ˌɪn spəˈreɪ ʃənin·spi·ra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inspiration(noun)

    arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity

  2. inspiration, brainchild(noun)

    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"

  3. inspiration(noun)

    a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem

  4. divine guidance, inspiration(noun)

    (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"

  5. inspiration, stirring(noun)

    arousing to a particular emotion or action

  6. inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing in(noun)

    the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing

Wiktionary

  1. inspiration(Noun)

    The act of inspiring or breathing in.

    Etymology: From inspiration, from inspirationem (nominative: inspiratio), from inspiratus (past participle of inspiro).

  2. inspiration(Noun)

    breath

    Etymology: From inspiration, from inspirationem (nominative: inspiratio), from inspiratus (past participle of inspiro).

  3. inspiration(Noun)

    The drawing of air into the lungs, accomplished in mammals by elevation of the chest walls and flattening of the diaphragm.

    Etymology: From inspiration, from inspirationem (nominative: inspiratio), from inspiratus (past participle of inspiro).

  4. inspiration(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From inspiration, from inspirationem (nominative: inspiratio), from inspiratus (past participle of inspiro).

  5. inspiration(Noun)

    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).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inspiration(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. inspiration, L. inspiratio. See Inspire.]

  2. Inspiration(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. inspiration, L. inspiratio. See Inspire.]

  3. Inspiration(noun)

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Inspiration

    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

  1. Inspiration

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. inspiration

    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 be a 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  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inspiration' in Nouns Frequency: #2405

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inspiration in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inspiration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of inspiration in a Sentence

  1. Ebba Gudny Gudmundsdottir:

    It was an inspiration for him (her son) to see Oscar and the others run.

  2. Will Smith:

    Today, Jada & I mourn with all of you the loss of a beautiful poet, a true inspiration, and one of the most magnificent artists to ever grace this earth, prince.

  3. Luke Bryan:

    We feel like if we just stay positive through this, maybe we'll be a positive inspiration for people that had these things happen to 'em, you just have to plow on and play the hand that's dealt.

  4. Vladimir Obradovic:

    She's an inspiration for me every day ... she's very athletic. the first lesson that we had, there were 60 balls in the basket, and all 60 balls went over the fence.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. An endless abundance of opinions and assumptions speak of ignorance. 2. Learn if you want to live. 3. Imagination is diving into the bottomless depths of madness. 4. A genius does nothing, and does not even think, he simply waits for his own best thought or idea in order to bring it to life. The lover is constantly looking for other people, and makes a collage of other people's thoughts and ideas. 5. A masterpiece is when you are looking for your perfect radio wave on your internal radio. In the midst of the noise of your inner cosmos, you can find something completely new, ingenious. 6. Contemporary art Aesthetics as the basis of art has gone into the background. In the foreground is the abstract, unconscious philosophy of artists. Creative people create their creations not for people, but for themselves. That is why there is a gap between the perceptions of the artist and the viewer. People visiting modern exhibitions cannot understand what the author wanted to say, many write their humiliating notes with explanations about what this work is like. For example: a layman looks at work, reading a note with an annotation, and says: “ahh, is that a flower?” (Got up in a strange pose to see a flower, and the second repeats after her Only with this pose they see a flower). Answering her: Yes, I would never have guessed in my life. And the offended author of the work tells them: Yes, you do not understand anything in art, I am a genius. And cries bitterly. Even many professional art historians do not fully understand many artists, they only build some personal assumptions. And not all artists sometimes understand what they have created. The layman asks the artist: and what is depicted here. The author replies: “I don’t know, yes, yes.” 7. Violence in creativity, harmlessly reduces the world's population. 8. Creativity is the interference of the light of feelings. Light diffraction of emotions passed through the prism of the soul. Someone thereby creates the effect of transformation or distortion of the imagination, the uglier the thinking of people, the more terrible their imagination. Which resembles a metal constructor of lovers, a children's application of imitation. Whereas ingenious in insight. 9. Creativity is hardcore originality. 10. Genius does as no one thinks to do. He is looking for something completely new where no one will seek. He is not looking for soil for inspiration, he creates it with his bold steps, the soles of the sneakers of which glow gently with white, neon lights. In his own way, he creates a path for the next generation. Becoming the light at the end that illuminates this path. Patiently waiting for his followers on the other side. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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