As·pire v. i. [imp. & p. p. Aspired p. pr. & vb. n. Aspiring.]
1. To desire with eagerness; to seek to attain something high or great; to pant; to long; -- followed by to or after, and rarely by at; as, to aspire to a crown; to aspire after immorality.
Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell;
Aspiring to be angels, men rebel. --Pope.
2. To rise; to ascend; to tower; to soar.
My own breath still foments the fire,
Which flames as high as fancy can aspire. --Waller.
As·pir·ing, a. That aspires; as, an Aspiring mind. -- As*pir*ing*ly, adv. -- As*pir*ing*ness, n.
adj 1: seeking advancement or recognition [syn: aspirant, aspiring(p),
2: desiring or striving for recognition or advancement [syn: aspirant,