1. a specific instance of feeling hopeful;
- Example: "it revived their hope of winning the pennant"
2. the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled;
- Example: "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"
3. grounds for feeling hopeful about the future;
- Example: "there is little or no promise that he will recover"
[syn: promise, hope]
4. someone (or something) on which expectations are centered;
- Example: "he was their best hope for a victory"
5. United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003);
[syn: Hope, Bob Hope, Leslie Townes Hope]
6. one of the three Christian virtues;
1. expect and wish;
- Example: "I trust you will behave better from now on"
- Example: "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
[syn: hope, trust, desire]
2. be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes;
- Example: "I am still hoping that all will turn out well"
3. intend with some possibility of fulfilment;
- Example: "I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"
[syn: hope, go for]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hope \Hope\, n. [Cf. Icel. h[=o]p a small bay or inlet.] 1. A sloping plain between mountain ridges. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A small bay; an inlet; a haven. [Scot.] --Jamieson. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hope \Hope\, n. [AS., akin to D. hoop, hope, Sw. hopp, Dan. haab, MHG. hoffe. Hope in forlorn hope is different word. See Forlorn hope, under Forlorn.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] The hypocrite's hope shall perish. --Job vii. 13. [1913 Webster] He wished, but not with hope. --Milton. [1913 Webster] New thoughts of God, new hopes of Heaven. --Keble. [1913 Webster] 2. One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good. [1913 Webster] The Lord will be the hope of his people. --Joel iii. 16. [1913 Webster] A young gentleman of great hopes, whose love of learning was highly commendable. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is hoped for; an object of hope. [1913 Webster] Lavina is thine elder brother's hope. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hope \Hope\ (h[=o]p), v. t. 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. [1913 Webster] We hope no other from your majesty. --Shak. [1913 Webster] [Charity] hopeth all things. --1 Cor. xiii. 7. [1913 Webster] 2. To expect; to fear. [Obs.] "I hope he will be dead." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Note: Hope is often used colloquially regarding uncertainties, with no reference to the future. "I hope she takes me to be flesh and blood." --Mrs. Centlivre. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hope \Hope\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hoped; p. pr. & vb. n. Hoping.] [AS. hopian; akin to D. hopen, Sw. hoppan, Dan. haabe, G. hoffen. See 2nd Hope.] 1. 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. "Hope for good success." --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] But I will hope continually. --Ps. lxxi. 14. [1913 Webster] 2. To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; -- usually followed by in. "I hope in thy word." --Ps. cxix. 81. [1913 Webster] Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God. --Ps. xlii. 11. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
198 Moby Thesaurus words for "hope": acceptation, acception, ache for, acquiescence, ambition, anticipate, anticipation, approach, ardor, aspire, aspire to, assumption, assurance, assuredness, await, bank on, bare possibility, be destined, be dying for, be fated, be hurting for, be imminent, be to be, be to come, belief, cardinal virtues, catch, certainty, chance, charity, cheerful expectation, clamor for, come, come on, conceivability, conceivableness, concupiscence, confide, confidence, contemplate, contingency, conviction, count, count on, craving, credence, credit, credulity, cry for, curiosity, daydream, dearest wish, dependence, dernier ressort, desideration, desideratum, desire, draw near, draw on, dread, drive, eagerness, envisage, even chance, eventuality, expect, expectancy, expectation, expedient, face, faith, fancy, fantasy, feel confident, forbidden fruit, foresee, foretell, fortitude, gape for, glimmering goal, golden vision, good chance, good possibility, hankering, harbor the hope, have in mind, hone for, hope against hope, hope and pray, hope for, hope in, hope to God, horme, intellectual curiosity, itch for, justice, languish for, last resort, lean upon, libido, lie ahead, likelihood, live in hopes, lodestone, long for, longing, look, look for, look forward to, loom, love, lust for, lust for learning, magnet, mind, natural virtues, near, need, nurture the hope, off chance, optimism, outside chance, outside hope, pant for, passion, pine for, pis aller, plan, pleasure, pleasure principle, plot, plum, possibility, possibleness, potential, potentiality, predict, presume, prize, probability, project, promise, prophesy, prospect, prudence, reception, recourse, reliance, reliance on, rely on, remote possibility, resort, resource, rest assured, sanguine expectation, security, sexual desire, sigh for, small hope, spoil for, stock, store, supernatural virtues, sureness, surety, suspension of disbelief, take for granted, temperance, temptation, the attainable, the feasible, the possible, theological virtues, think, thinkability, thinkableness, thirst for, thirst for knowledge, threaten, trophy, trust, urge, virtuality, wait, want, wanting, weary for, what is possible, what may be, what might be, will, will and pleasure, wish, wish for, wish fulfillment, yearn for, yearning, yen for