WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
as•pir•ant /ˈæspərənt, əˈspaɪrənt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person who aspires:numerous aspirants for the leader's affections.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
as•pir•ant  (ə spīərənt, aspər ənt), 
  1. a person who aspires, as one who seeks or desires a career, advancement, status, etc.:The aspirants for foundation grants had yet to prove themselves.

  • aspiring.
  • Etymology:
    • Latin aspīrant- (stem of aspīrāns, present participle of aspīrāre). See aspire, -ant
    • French)
    • ( 1730–40

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    aspirant /ˈæspɪrənt; əˈspaɪərənt/ n
    1. a person who aspires, as to a high position
    1. aspiring or striving

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