Associations to the word «Inspiration»


INSPIRATION, noun. (physiology) (uncountable) The drawing of air into the lungs, accomplished in mammals by elevation of the chest walls and flattening of the diaphragm, as part of the act of respiration.
INSPIRATION, noun. (countable) A breath, a single inhalation.
INSPIRATION, noun. A supernatural divine influence on the prophets, apostles, or sacred writers, by which they were qualified to communicate moral or religious truth with authority; a supernatural influence which qualifies men to receive and communicate divine truth; also, the truth communicated.
INSPIRATION, noun. The act of an elevating or stimulating influence upon the intellect, emotions or creativity. In this sense, it is generally followed by the adposition to or for:
INSPIRATION, noun. A person, object, or situation which quickens or stimulates an influence upon the intellect, emotions or creativity.
INSPIRATION, noun. A new idea, especially one which arises suddenly and is clever or creative.

Dictionary definition

INSPIRATION, noun. Arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity.
INSPIRATION, noun. A product of your creative thinking and work; "he had little respect for the inspirations of other artists"; "after years of work his brainchild was a tangible reality".
INSPIRATION, noun. A sudden intuition as part of solving a problem.
INSPIRATION, noun. (theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings; "they believe that the books of Scripture were written under divine guidance".
INSPIRATION, noun. Arousing to a particular emotion or action.
INSPIRATION, noun. The act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing.

Wise words

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia