n. Eager or inordinate desire for some object that confers distinction, as preferment, honor, superiority, political power, or literary fame; desire to distinguish one's self from other people.n. An object of an ardent desire.n. A desire, as in (sense 1), for another person to achieve these things.n. A personal quality similar to motivation, not necessarily tied to a single goal.v. To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet.