Definitions of hope

  1. To cherish a desire of good, with some expectation of obtaining it; to place confidence in.
  2. To desire with expectation of obtaining; cherish desire mingled with expectation.
  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.
  4. To expect; to fear.
  5. To expect with confidence or desire.
  6. To desire with expectation or with belief in the prospect of obtaining.
  7. To desire and expect.
  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.
  9. To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; - usually followed by in.
  10. To cherish a desire for good; trust confidently.
  11. To cherish a desire of good with expectation of obtaining it: to place confidence ( in).
  12. To expect good.
  13. intend with some possibility of fulfilment; " I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"
  14. be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes; " I am still hoping that all will turn out well"
  15. expect and wish; " I trust you will behave better from now on"; " I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
  16. To desire with expectation of good, or a belief that it may be obtained.
  17. To cherish a desire of good, with some degree of expectation of attaining it; to trust in with confident anticipation of good.
  18. grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; " there is little or no promise that he will recover"
  19. a specific instance of feeling hopeful; " it revived their hope of winning the pennant"
  20. the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; " in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"
  21. someone ( or something) on which expectations are centered; " he was their best hope for a victory"
  22. A sloping plain between mountain ridges.
  23. A small bay; an inlet; a haven.
  24. 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.
  25. One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good.
  26. That which is hoped for; an object of hope.
  27. The desire of good accompanied by expectation; anticipation; confidence; the object of desire.
  28. 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.
  29. Troop, only in the phrase forlorn- hope.
  30. Expectation of good; that which is hoped for, or occasions hope.
  31. Desire accompanied by expectation.
  32. The cause of hopeful expectation.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
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