- a breathing in, as of air into the lungs; inhaling
- an inspiring or being inspired mentally, emotionally, or spiritually
- an inspiring influence; any stimulus to creative thought or action
- an inspired idea, action, etc.
- a prompting of something to be written or said
- Theol. a divine influence upon human beings, as that resulting in the writing of the Scriptures
Origin of inspirationMiddle English inspiracioun from Old French inspiration from Late Latin inspiratio