What does the word ambition mean?

Usage examples for ambition

  1. How could a senseless ambition so drive you that you would turn against your king? – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne
  2. The line rises at the end; that shows proper ambition. – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
  3. In order to calm him as to her own attitude, she recalled how it had always been her ambition to let him feel his freedom and never stand in his way. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann