Definition of aspiring in English:

aspiring

adjective

  • [attributive] Directing one's hopes or ambitions towards becoming a specified type of person.

    ‘an aspiring artist’
    • ‘Despite minor problems, Greek is still a very addictive little show with some positive messages for aspiring college students.’
    • ‘Many younger voters know little about the aspiring senator.’
    • ‘She's probably an aspiring actress, or an aspiring something else.’
    • ‘We have a great deal to offer to aspiring young people.’
    • ‘A recorded dramatization was provided, with gaps in the dialogue which aspiring thespians were invited to fill with their own emotive interpretations.’
    • ‘Access to prime agricultural lands in Hawaii has remained limited for the majority of aspiring new actors.’
    • ‘Jackie Chan has a message for aspiring action stars: Don't bow to me.’
    • ‘Events leading to marriage began with an initial meeting of the aspiring son-in-law with his perspective parents-in-law.’
    • ‘The second aspiring revolutionary I met was a representative of all the stereotypes.’
    • ‘Clive Owen plays Jack, an aspiring writer who supports himself by parting punters from their money in a London casino.’
    • ‘Good news for aspiring writers: Advances for first-time authors have blown sky-high.’
    • ‘Post-war Paris was a natural means of escape for the aspiring artist.’
    • ‘For aspiring underwater photographers the road to success is littered with obstacles.’
    • ‘Luckily, there were about a hundred young aspiring entrepreneurs listening to him.’
    • ‘However, the international flavour of Alberti's classical style found favour with aspiring imperial clients far beyond Italy.’
    • ‘Mary is an aspiring herbalist who lives in Central Florida.’
    • ‘The Team Ireland Golf Trust has allocated a total of 240,000 to aspiring golfers who are pursuing their sporting careers on professional golf tours.’
    • ‘Aspiring student designers wowed the audience with their creations at a spectacular fashion show in Selby Abbey.’
    • ‘There was once a young aspiring writer in the 19th century, who had everything going against him.’
    • ‘It's a virtual textbook on visual storytelling for aspiring artists.’

Pronunciation:

aspiring

/əˈspʌɪərɪŋ/