as·pi·ra·tion /ˌæspəˈreʃən/ 名詞
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.”
Vague aspiration after military renown. --Prescott.
n 1: a will to succeed
2: a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own
business" [syn: ambition, dream]
3: a manner of articulation involving an audible release of
4: the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases)
as in breathing [syn: inhalation, inspiration, breathing