As`pi*ra"tion (?), n. [L. aspiratio,
fr. aspirare: cf. F. aspiration.] 1. 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
2. The act of breathing; a breath; an
3. The act of aspiring of a ardently desiring;
strong wish; high desire. "Aspirations after virtue."
Vague aspiration after military renown.