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Definitions of hope

  1. To cherish a desire of good, with some expectation of obtaining it; to place confidence in. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To desire with expectation of obtaining; cherish desire mingled with expectation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To desire with expectation or with belief in the possibility or prospect of obtaining; to look forward to as a thing desirable, with the expectation of obtaining it; to cherish hopes of. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To expect; to fear. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To expect with confidence or desire. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To desire with expectation or with belief in the prospect of obtaining. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To desire and expect. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good, or of something welcome, with expectation of obtaining it or belief that it is obtainable; to expect; - usually followed by for. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; - usually followed by in. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To cherish a desire for good; trust confidently. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To cherish a desire of good with expectation of obtaining it: to place confidence (in). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To expect good. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. intend with some possibility of fulfilment; "I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes; "I am still hoping that all will turn out well" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. To desire with expectation of good, or a belief that it may be obtained. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To cherish a desire of good, with some degree of expectation of attaining it; to trust in with confident anticipation of good. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. one of the three Christian virtues Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; "there is little or no promise that he will recover" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. a specific instance of feeling hopeful; "it revived their hope of winning the pennant" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. someone (or something) on which expectations are centered; "he was their best hope for a victory" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. A sloping plain between mountain ridges. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A small bay; an inlet; a haven. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable; an expectation of something which is thought to be desirable; confidence; pleasing expectancy. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. That which is hoped for; an object of hope. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. The desire of good accompanied by expectation; anticipation; confidence; the object of desire. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. A desire of some good, with expectation of obtaining it: confidence: anticipation: he who or that which furnishes ground of expectation: that which is hoped for. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Troop, only in the phrase forlorn-hope. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. Expectation of good; that which is hoped for, or occasions hope. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. Desire accompanied by expectation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. The cause of hopeful expectation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A desire of some good, accompanied with expectation of obtaining it, or the recognition of better things in store, accompanied with all due effort to gain them; confidence in a future event; anticipation; he in whom or that in which we have hope; what is hoped for. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. The desire of good, accompanied with some degree of expectation of obtaining it, or with a belief that it is attainable; anticipation of future good; trust; opinion or belief not amounting to certainty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for hope

  1. I hope not- if I'm to go there. – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  2. I hope I have not tired you- I am sure I have. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
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