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AMBITION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ambition mean? 

AMBITION (noun)
  The noun AMBITION has 2 senses:

1. a cherished desire
2. a strong drive for success

  Familiarity information: AMBITION used as a noun is rare.


AMBITION (verb)
  The verb AMBITION has 1 sense:

1. have as one's ambition

  Familiarity information: AMBITION used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMBITION (noun)


Sense 1ambition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cherished desire

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

ambition; aspiration; dream

Context example:

his ambition is to own his own business

Hypernyms ("ambition" is a kind of...):

desire (the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ambition"):

American Dream (the widespread aspiration of Americans to live better than their parents did)

emulation (ambition to equal or excel)

nationalism (the aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination)


Sense 2ambition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A strong drive for success

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

ambitiousness; ambition

Hypernyms ("ambition" is a kind of...):

drive (the trait of being highly motivated)

Attribute:

ambitious (having a strong desire for success or achievement)

ambitionless; unambitious (having little desire for success or achievement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ambition"):

aspiration (a will to succeed)

power hunger; status seeking (a drive to acquire power)


AMBITION (verb)


Sense 1ambition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have as one's ambition

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Hypernyms (to "ambition" is one way to...):

desire; want (feel or have a desire for; want strongly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


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