Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who aspires; an aspirant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who aspires.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who aspires to something.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an ambitious and aspiring young person

Etymologies

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aspire +‎ -er

Examples

  • Similarly in India, the southern state of Tamil Nadu, is fast becoming an aspirer to industrial development and home to more than 62 million people, is now facing drying wells with 95 percent of those in the farming community suffering.

    Peak Water Has Come and Gone Unnoticed

  • Rockstar Games could have had a field day with Niko as immigrant, Niko as veteran from a war that was screwed up from the start, with Niko as aspirer to an American Dream that might never have existed in the first place.

    'Grand,' but No 'Godfather'

  • From Baudelaire's Journaux Intimes 2:ii: 'Le Dandy doit aspirer à être sublime sans interruption; il doit vivre et dormir devant un miroir.'

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • From Baudelaire's Journaux Intimes 2:ii: 'Le Dandy doit aspirer à être sublime sans interruption; il doit vivre et dormir devant un miroir.'

    The Dandy

  • Wife and Governor-aspirer prop the ladder against the tree to get to higher branches, and I climb up.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • As wife and Governor-aspirer set the ladder up again, a small car pulls up.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • Carry the ladder back to the hotel, and the Governor-aspirer helps me set it up.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • Governor-aspirer asks why that is, in the tone that this is one of those stupid, useless regulations he's going to get off the books if elected.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • FUMER, jeter de la fumée; aspirer du tabac et en rejeter la fumée.

    French Conversation and Composition

  • Le jeune homme ne tarda pas à partir, que Dieu conduise ses pas pour sa plus grande gloire, la seule chose à laquelle nous devons tous aspirer.

    The Letters of St. Teresa

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