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Aspiration definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. The pronunciation of a letter with a full emission of breath.
2. A breathing after; an ardent wish or desire, chiefly of spiritual blessings.
3. The act of aspiring or of ardently desiring what is noble or spiritual.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a will to succeed
2: a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business" [syn: ambition, aspiration, dream]
3: a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
4: the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing [syn: inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing in]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. a. audible breath that accompanies or comprises a speech sound b. the pronunciation or addition of an aspiration; also the symbol of an aspiration 2. a drawing of something in, out, up, or through by or as if by suction: as a. the act of breathing and especially of breathing in b. the withdrawal of fluid or tissue from the body c. the taking of foreign matter into the lungs with the respiratory current 3. a. a strong desire to achieve something high or great b. an object of such desire Synonyms: see ambition aspirational adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a strong desire to achieve an end; an ambition. 2 the act or process of drawing breath. 3 the action of aspirating. Etymology: ME f. OF aspiration or L aspiratio (as ASPIRATE, -ATION)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Aspiration As`pi*ra"tion, n. [L. aspiratio, fr. aspirare: cf. F. aspiration.] 1. The act of aspirating; the pronunciation of a letter with a full or strong emission of breath; an aspirated sound. If aspiration be defined to be an impetus of breathing. --Wilkins. 2. The act of breathing; a breath; an inspiration. 3. The act of aspiring of a ardently desiring; strong wish; high desire. ``Aspirations after virtue.'' --Johnson. Vague aspiration after military renown. --Prescott.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(aspirations) Someone's aspirations are their desire to achieve things. ...the needs and aspirations of our pupils... ...the republic's aspiration to statehood. N-VAR: usu with supp

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Pronouncing or pronunciation with the rough breathing. 2. Longing, yearning, craving, ardent wish or desire, spiritual elevation, upward looking, yearning after excellence.

Moby Thesaurus

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