HyperDic: aspiration

English > 4 senses of the word aspiration:
NOUNattributeaspirationa will to succeed
feelingaspiration, ambition, dreama cherished desire
communicationaspirationa manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
actaspiration, inhalation, inspiration, intake, breathing inthe act of inhaling
aspiration > pronunciation
Soundsae.sperey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > aspiration: 4 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA will to succeed.
Broaderambition, ambitiousnessA strong drive for success / success
Spanishaspiración
Catalananhel, aspiració
Verbsaspirehave an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
English > aspiration: 4 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningA cherished desire.
Synonymsambition, dream
NarrowerAmerican DreamThe widespread aspiration of Americans to live better than their parents did
emulationambition to equal or excel
nationalismThe aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination
BroaderdesireThe feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
Spanishambición, aspiración, pretensión, sueño
Catalanambició
Verbsaspirehave an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
English > aspiration: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath.
BroaderarticulationThe aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
Spanishaspiración
Catalanaspiració
Verbsaspiratepronounce with aspiration
English > aspiration: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing.
Synonymsinhalation, inspiration, intake, breathing in
Part ofbreathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilationThe bodily process of inhalation and exhalation
Narrowergasp, pantA short labored / labored intake of breath with the mouth open
puff, drag, pullA slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
BroaderbreathThe process of taking in and expelling air during breathing
Spanishaspiración, inhalación, inspiración
Catalanaspiració, inhalació, inspiració
Verbsaspirate(air) suck in

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