Webster 1913 Edition
aspirare: cf. F.
The act of aspirating; the pronunciation of a letter with a full or strong emission of breath; an aspirated sound.
aspirationbe defined to be an impetus of breathing.
The act of breathing; a breath; an inspiration.
The act of aspiring of a ardently desiring; strong wish; high desire.“Aspirations after virtue.”
aspirationafter military renown.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The pronunciation of a letter with a full emission of breath.
2.A breathing after; an ardent wish or desire, chiefly of spiritual blessings.
3.The act of aspiring or of ardently desiring what is noble or spiritual.