Definitions of inspiration

  1. the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air ( or other gases) as in breathing
  2. a product of your creative thinking and work; " he had little respect for the inspirations of other artists"; " after years of work his brainchild was a tangible reality"
  3. ( theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings; " they believe that the books of Scripture were written under divine guidance"
  4. a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem
  5. The act or power of exercising an elevating or stimulating influence upon the intellect or emotions; the result of such influence which quickens or stimulates; as, the inspiration of occasion, of art, etc.
  6. A supernatural divine influence on the prophets, apostles, or sacred writers, by which they were qualified to communicate moral or religious truth with authority; a supernatural influence which qualifies men to receive and communicate divine truth; also, the truth communicated.
  7. The act of inspiring or breathing in; breath; specif. ( Physiol.), the drawing of air into the lungs, accomplished in mammals by elevation of the chest walls and flattening of the diaphragm; - the opposite of expiration.
  8. The act of drawing air into the lungs; the influence which causes creation in art, literature, music, etc.; influence gained from association with great minds, scenery, etc.; the supernatural influence of the Holy Spirit on sacred writers and teachers.
  9. The act of inspiring or breathing into: a breath: the divine influence by which the sacred writers were instructed: superior elevating or exciting influence.
  11. Inhalation.
  12. Act of breathing in or into; supernatural influence.
  13. The act of drawing air into the lungs; the act of breathing into anything; the supernatural influence of the Spirit of God on the human mind; supernatural influence, tending to raise the soul above itself; the resulting elevation; an impression received in this elevated state.
  14. The act of drawing air into the lungs; the infusion of ideas or knowledge into the mind by the supernatural influence of the Holy Spirit; the secret influence and direction of interested persons, as in the composition of a political article.