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aspirant


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aspirant  \As*pir"ant\  (?;  277),  a.  [Cf.  F.  aspirant,  p.  pr  of 
  aspirer.  See  {Aspire}.] 
  Aspiring. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aspirant  \As*pir"ant\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  aspirant.] 
  One  who  aspires;  one  who  eagerly  seeks  some  high  position  or 
  object  of  attainment. 
 
  In  consequence  of  the  resignations  .  .  .  the  way  to 
  greatness  was  left  clear  to  a  new  set  of  aspirants. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aspirant 
  adj  1:  seeking  advancement  or  recognition  [syn:  {aspiring(p)},  {wishful}, 
  {would-be(a)}] 
  2:  desiring  or  striving  for  recognition  or  advancement  [syn:  {aspiring(a)}] 
  n  :  an  aspiring  young  person;  "two  executive  hopefuls  joined  the 
  firm";  "the  audience  was  full  of  Madonna  wannabes"  [syn: 
  {hopeful},  {wannabe},  {wannabee}] 




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