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Hope meaning

hope - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. expect and wish; " I trust you will behave better from now on"; " I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
  2. 2. A sloping plain between mountain ridges.
  3. 3. A small bay; an inlet; a haven.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good.
  6. 6. That which is hoped for; an object of hope.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. To expect; to fear.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; - usually followed by in.
  11. 11. Expectation of good; that which is hoped for, or occasions hope.
  12. 12. To desire and expect.
  13. 13. To expect good.

hope - examples of usage

  1. It was not a hope. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. I hope to see you again." - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. Oh, I hope not. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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