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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 am·bi·tion /æmˈbɪʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Am·bi·tion, v. t.  To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet. [R.]
    Pausanias, ambitioning the sovereignty of Greece, bargains with Xerxes for his daughter in marriage.   --Trumbull.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Am·bi·tion n.
 1. The act of going about to solicit or obtain an office, or any other object of desire; canvassing. [Obs.]
    [I] used no ambition to commend my deeds.   --Milton.
 2. An eager, and sometimes an inordinate, desire for preferment, honor, superiority, power, or the attainment of something.
 Cromwell, I charge thee, fling a way ambition:
 By that sin fell the angels.   --Shak.
    The pitiful ambition of possessing five or six thousand more acres.   --Burke.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own
           business" [syn: aspiration, dream]
      2: a strong drive for success [syn: ambitiousness]
      v : have as one's ambition