Associations to the word «Ambition»


AMBITION, noun. (uncountable) (countable) Eager or inordinate desire for some object that confers distinction, as preferment, honor, superiority, political power, or literary fame; desire to distinguish one's self from other people.
AMBITION, noun. (countable) An object of an ardent desire.
AMBITION, noun. A desire, as in (sense 1), for another person to achieve these things.
AMBITION, noun. (uncountable) A personal quality similar to motivation, not necessarily tied to a single goal.
AMBITION, noun. (obsolete) The act of going about to solicit or obtain an office, or any other object of desire; canvassing.
AMBITION, verb. To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet.

Dictionary definition

AMBITION, noun. A cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business".
AMBITION, noun. A strong drive for success.
AMBITION, verb. Have as one's ambition.

Wise words

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Napoleon Hill