KJV Dictionary Definition: inspirable


INSPI'RABLE, a. from inspire. That may be inspired.

1. That may be drawn into the lungs; inhalable; as air or vapors.


INSPIRA'TION, n. L. inspiro.

1. The act of drawing air into the lungs; the inhaling of air; a branch of respiration, and opposed to expiration.

2. The act of breathing into any thing.

3. The infusion of ideas into the mind by the Holy Spirit; the conveying into the minds of men, ideas, notices or monitions by extraordinary or supernatural influence; or the communication of the divine will to the understanding by suggestions or impressions on the mind, which leave no room to doubt the reality of their supernatural origin.

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God. 2 Tim.3.

4. The infusion of ideas or directions by the supposed deities of pagans.

5. The infusion or communication of ideas or poetic spirit, by a superior being or supposed presiding power; as the inspiration of Homer or other poet.


INSPI'RE, v.i. L. inspiro; in and spiro, to breathe.

To draw in breath; to inhale air into the lungs; opposed to expire.

INSPI'RE, v.t. To breathe into.

Ye nine, descend and sing,

The breathing instruments inspire.

1. To infuse by breathing.

He knew not his Maker, and him that inspired into him an active soul.

2. To infuse into the mind; as, to inspire with new life.

3. To infuse or suggest ideas or monitions supernaturally; to communicate divine instructions to the mind. In this manner, we suppose the prophets to have been inspired, and the Scriptures to have been composed under divine influence or direction.

4. To infuse ideas or poetic spirit.

5. To draw into the lungs; as, to inspire and expire the air with difficulty.


INSPI'RED, pp. Breathed in; inhaled; infused.

1. Informed or directed by the Holy Spirit.


INSPI'RER, n. He that inspires.


INSPI'RING, ppr. Breathing in; inhaling into the lungs; infusing into the mind supernaturally.

1. Infusing spirit or courage; animating.