Meaning of aspirant

as•pir•ant

Pronunciation: (u-spīr'unt, as'pur-unt), [key]
— 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.
—adj.
  1. aspiring.
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