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Definition of "ambition" []

  • An eager or strong desire to achieve something, such as fame or power. (noun)
  • The object or goal desired: Her ambition is the presidency. (noun)
  • Desire for exertion or activity; energy: had no ambition to go dancing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ambition" in a sentence
  • "The main ambition is to lose some weight and get myself into better shape, which basically means covering some ground again and this time applying that old willpower to maintaining the state."
  • "Whoever thinks we are a one issue party i am afraid they are wrong, i must assume this person has never heard of a 'Manifesto' yes this describes what the party wants to achieve, i take it the EDP's manifesto has not been read by this person, yes the main ambition is parity for England as was plaid cymru's for Wales and the Scottish National party for Scotland."
  • "Our main ambition is to raise as many children as we can afford and give them all the love we have in us."