The definition of ambition is motivation or a strong urge to achieve something.(noun)
An example of someone who has ambition is an ice skater who practices for hours each day in hopes of competing in the Olympics.
See ambition in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr < L ambitio, a going around (to solicit votes) < pp. of ambire: see ambient
See ambition in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English ambicioun, excessive desire for honor, power, or wealth
Origin: , from Old French ambition
Origin: , from Latin ambitiō, ambitiōn-
Origin: , from ambitus
Origin: , past participle of ambīre, to go around (for votes); see ambient.
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