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.

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