2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Aspiration \As'pi*ra"tion\, noun [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



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}]

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