As`pi*ra"tion (#), n. [L. aspiratio, fr. aspirare: cf. F. aspiration.]
The act of aspirating; the pronunciation of a letter with a full or strong emission of breath; an aspirated sound.
If aspiration be defined to be an impetus of breathing.
The act of breathing; a breath; an inspiration.
The act of aspiring of a ardently desiring; strong wish; high desire.
Vague aspiration after military renown.
© Webster 1913.