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

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.