aspiring


aspiring
[[t]əspa͟ɪ͟ərɪŋ[/t]]
ADJ: ADJ n
If you use aspiring to describe someone who is starting a particular career, you mean that they are trying to become successful in it.
See also aspire

Many aspiring young artists are advised to learn by copying the masters.


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  • Aspiring — As*pir ing, a. That aspires; as, an Aspiring mind. {As*pir ing*ly}, adv. {As*pir ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aspiring — UK US /əˈspaɪərɪŋ/ adjective [before noun] ► hoping and trying to be successful at a particular job or activity: »aspiring entrepreneurs/executives/homeowners …   Financial and business terms

  • aspiring — [ə spīr′iŋ] adj. striving for or desirous of reaching some (usually lofty) goal SYN. AMBITIOUS aspiringly adv. * * * …   Universalium

  • aspiring — index eager, solicitous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • aspiring — [adj] hopeful ambitious, aspirant, eager, eager beaver*, endeavoring, enthusiastic, impassioned, longing, on the make*, striving, wishful, would be, zealous; concept 403 …   New thesaurus

  • aspiring — [ə spīr′iŋ] adj. striving for or desirous of reaching some (usually lofty) goal SYN. AMBITIOUS aspiringly adv …   English World dictionary

  • Aspiring — Aspire As*pire , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Aspired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aspiring}.] [F. aspirer, L. aspirare. See {Aspirate}, v. t.] 1. To desire with eagerness; to seek to attain something high or great; to pant; to long; followed by to or after, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aspiring — as|pir|ing [əˈspaıərıŋ US əˈspaır ] adj [only before noun] hoping to be successful in a particular job, activity, or way of life ▪ aspiring young writers ▪ the aspiring middle classes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • aspiring — adj. Aspiring is used with these nouns: ↑actor, actress, ↑artist, ↑musician, ↑novelist, ↑poet, ↑singer, ↑writer …   Collocations dictionary

  • aspiring — Synonyms and related words: Olympian, aerial, airy, altitudinous, ambitious, ascending, assured, careerist, careeristic, colossal, confident, dominating, elevated, eminent, ethereal, exalted, expectant, fond, full of hope, haughty, high, high… …   Moby Thesaurus