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.
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.
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