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(1):

(n.) The act of going about to solicit or obtain an office, or any other object of desire; canvassing.

(2):

(n.) An eager, and sometimes an inordinate, desire for preferment, honor, superiority, power, or the attainment of something.

(3):

(v. t.) To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet.

Bibliography Information
Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Ambition'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​web/​a/ambition.html. 1828.