Meaning of inspiration

in•spi•ra•tion

Pronunciation: (in"spu-rā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration.
  2. something inspired, as an idea.
  3. a result of inspired activity.
  4. a thing or person that inspires.
    1. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.
    2. the divine quality of the writings or words of a person so influenced.
  5. the drawing of air into the lungs; inhalation.
  6. the act of inspiring; quality or state of being inspired.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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