Associations to the word «Aspiration»


ASPIRATION, noun. The act of aspiring or ardently desiring; an ardent wish or desire, chiefly after what is elevated or spiritual (with common adjunct adpositions being to or of)
ASPIRATION, noun. The action of aspirating.
ASPIRATION, noun. (phonetics) A burst of air that follows the release of some consonants.

Dictionary definition

ASPIRATION, noun. A will to succeed.
ASPIRATION, noun. A cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business".
ASPIRATION, noun. A manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath.
ASPIRATION, noun. The act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope