inspiration

An inspiration is a product of your thought, like a brilliant idea. If you have the next revolutionary inspiration like the printing press, the telephone, or the computer, you may just change the world.

The noun inspiration can also mean a sudden intuition or idea, or something that arouses your desire to take action. You may find that doing some routine provides inspiration (gets your creative juices flowing), like going for a walk, looking at art, or reading a great poem. Inspiration can also mean breathing in or inhaling.

Primary Meanings of inspiration

1.
n
arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity
2.
n
the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
Full Definitions of inspiration
1

n arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity

Types:
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germ, seed, source
anything that provides inspiration for later work
mother
a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation
afflatus
a strong creative impulse; divine inspiration
taproot
something that provides an important central source for growth or development
muse
the source of an artist's inspiration
Type of:
idea, thought
the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

n arousing to a particular emotion or action

Synonyms:
stirring
Type of:
arousal, rousing
the act of arousing

n a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem

Type of:
intuition
instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)

n a product of your creative thinking and work

“he had little respect for the inspirations of other artists”
Synonyms:
brainchild
Type of:
product, production
an artifact that has been created by someone or some process

n (theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings

Synonyms:
divine guidance
Type of:
cognitive factor
something immaterial (as a circumstance or influence) that contributes to producing a result
2

n the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing

Synonyms:
aspiration, breathing in, inhalation, intake
Types:
gasp, pant
a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open
drag, puff, pull
a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
toke
a puff of a marijuana or hashish cigarette
Type of:
breath
the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing

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