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Adjective: aspiring  u'spI(-u)-ring
  1. Desiring or striving for recognition or advancement
    "The aspiring actress worked as a waitress to pay her bills";
    - aspirant, wishful
Verb: aspire  u'spI(-u)r
  1. Have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
    "The students in medical schools aspire to be doctors";
    - draw a bead on, aim, shoot for

See also: ambitious, aspirational

Type of: be after, plan

Encyclopedia: Aspiring