Meaning of “inspiration” - Learner’s Dictionary

inspiration

noun uk us /ˌɪnspərˈeɪʃən/
GIVES IDEAS [ C, U ]

B2 someone or something that gives you ideas for doing something:

Africa has long been a source of inspiration for his painting.
GOOD IDEA [ C ]

a sudden good idea about what you should do

be an inspiration to sb

to be so good that someone else admires you and is encouraged by your behaviour:

The way she has dealt with her illness is an inspiration to us all.

(Definition of “inspiration” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)