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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·pir·ing, a. That aspires; as, an Aspiring mind.  -- As*pir*ing*ly, adv. -- As*pir*ing*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: seeking advancement or recognition [syn: aspirant, aspiring(p),
              wishful, would-be(a)]
      2: desiring or striving for recognition or advancement [syn: aspirant,