Definition of Hope

1. Noun. A specific instance of feeling hopeful. "It revived their hope of winning the pennant"

Generic synonyms: Anticipation, Expectancy

2. Verb. Expect and wish. "They hope to move "; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
Exact synonyms: Desire, Trust
Generic synonyms: Wish
Derivative terms: Desire, Desire, Hoper

3. Noun. The general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled. "In spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"
Generic synonyms: Feeling
Specialized synonyms: Hopefulness, Encouragement, Optimism
Antonyms: Despair

4. Verb. Be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes. "I am still hoping that all will turn out well"
Generic synonyms: Desire, Want
Antonyms: Despair
Derivative terms: Hoper

5. Noun. Grounds for feeling hopeful about the future. "There is little or no promise that he will recover"
Exact synonyms: Promise
Generic synonyms: Expectation, Outlook, Prospect
Specialized synonyms: Rainbow
Derivative terms: Promise, Promise

6. Verb. Intend with some possibility of fulfilment. "I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"
Exact synonyms: Go For
Generic synonyms: Be After, Plan
Derivative terms: Hoper

7. Noun. Someone (or something) on which expectations are centered. "He was their best hope for a victory"
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Great White Hope, White Hope

8. Noun. United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003).
Exact synonyms: Bob Hope, Leslie Townes Hope
Generic synonyms: Comedian, Comic

9. Noun. One of the three Christian virtues.

Definition of Hope

1. n. A sloping plain between mountain ridges.

2. n. 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.

3. v. i. 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.

4. v. t. 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.

Definition of Hope

1. Proper noun. (given name female from=English) from the virtue, like Faith and Charity first used by Puritans. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname A=An English and Scottish topographic from=Middle English dot=) for someone who lived in a ''hop'', a small enclosed valley. ¹

3. Proper noun. A town in Arkansas ¹

4. Proper noun. A town in British Columbia ¹

5. Noun. The belief or expectation that something wished for can or will happen. ¹

6. Noun. The actual thing wished for ¹

7. Noun. A person or thing that is a source of hope ¹

8. Noun. (''in Christianity'') The virtuous desire for future good ¹

9. Verb. to want something to happen. ¹

10. Verb. to be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes ¹

11. Verb. to expect and wish ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Hope

1. to have a desire or expectation [v HOPED, HOPING, HOPES]

Medical Definition of Hope

1. 1. 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. "We hope no other from your majesty." (Shak) "[Charity] hopeth all things." (1 Cor. Xiii. 7) 2. To expect; to fear. "I hope he will be dead." Hope is often used colloquially regarding uncertainties, with no reference to the future. "I hope she takes me to be flesh and blood." Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hope

hop up
hope (current term)
hope against hope
hope chest
hope chests
hoped for

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