WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
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 © 2017
as•pir•ant  (ə spīərənt, aspər ənt),USA pronunciation n. 
  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.

  1. aspiring.
  • 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

'aspirant' also found in these entries:

Word of the day: away | fair


Report an inappropriate ad.
Become a WordReference Supporter to view the site ad-free.