An example of someone who has ambition is an ice skater who practices for hours each day in hopes of competing in the Olympics.
Pausanias, ambitioning the sovereignty of Greece, bargains with Xerxes for his daughter in marriage. — Trumbull.
My ambition is to own a helicopter.
My son, John, wants to be a firefighter very much. He has a lot of ambition.
Had no ambition to go dancing.
Origin of ambition
- Middle English ambicioun excessive desire for honor, power, or wealth from Old French ambition from Latin ambitiō ambitiōn- from ambitus past participle of ambīre to go around (for votes) ambient
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition