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English Dictionary: Ambition by the DICT Development Group
3 results for Ambition
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business"
    Synonym(s): ambition, aspiration, dream
  2. a strong drive for success
    Synonym(s): ambition, ambitiousness
  1. have as one's ambition
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ambition \Am*bi"tion\, v. t. [Cf. F. ambitionner.]
      To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet. [R.]
               Pausanias, ambitioning the sovereignty of Greece,
               bargains with Xerxes for his daughter in marriage.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ambition \Am*bi"tion\, n. [F. ambition, L. ambitio a going
      around, especially of candidates for office is Rome, to
      solicit votes (hence, desire for office or honor[?] fr.
      ambire to go around. See {Ambient}, {Issue}.]
      1. The act of going about to solicit or obtain an office, or
            any other object of desire; canvassing. [Obs.]
                     [I] used no ambition to commend my deeds. --Milton.
      2. An eager, and sometimes an inordinate, desire for
            preferment, honor, superiority, power, or the attainment
            of something.
                     Cromwell, I charge thee, fling a way ambition: By
                     that sin fell the angels.                  --Shak.
                     The pitiful ambition of possessing five or six
                     thousand more acres.                           --Burke.
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