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Definition of "hope" []

  • To wish for something with expectation of its fulfillment. (verb-intransitive)
  • Archaic To have confidence; trust. (verb-intransitive)
  • To look forward to with confidence or expectation: We hope that our children will be successful. (verb-transitive)
  • To expect and desire. See Synonyms at expect. (verb-transitive)
  • A wish or desire accompanied by confident expectation of its fulfillment. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hope" in a sentence
  • "Diary Entry by virginius "gin" arnold (about the author) yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Let us all take a deep breath and hope'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Maybe it became trendy to scoff at the use of the word \'hope\' but there is a time and place for its use. maybe this is a good time. '"
  • "And on being told that we felt no doubt, her diffident mind seemed comforted; "but," she added, "I want assurance: I hope; but I don't feel sure -- I do _hope_ in Christ.""
  • ""I only ask you not to quite forget me, though I hope -- _I hope_ -- I shall never look upon your sweet face again.""