Pronunciation: (am-bish'un), [key]
1. an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame, or wealth, and the willingness to strive for its attainment: Too much ambition caused him to be disliked by his colleagues.
2. the object, state, or result desired or sought after: The crown was his ambition.
3. desire for work or activity; energy: I awoke feeling tired and utterly lacking in ambition.
to seek after earnestly; aspire to.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.