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Verb: hope  howp
  1. Expect and wish
    "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise";
    - trust, desire
     
  2. Be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes
    "I am still hoping that all will turn out well"
     
  3. Intend with some possibility of fulfilment
    "I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening";
    - go for
Noun: hope  howp
  1. A specific instance of feeling hopeful
    "it revived their hope of winning the pennant"
     
  2. The general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled
    "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"
     
  3. Grounds for feeling hopeful about the future
    "there is little or no hope that he will recover";
    - promise
     
  4. Someone (or something) on which expectations are centred
    "he was their best hope for a victory"
     
  5. One of the three Christian virtues
Noun: Hope  howp
  1. United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)
    - Bob Hope, Leslie Townes Hope

Derived forms: hoped, hoping, hopes

Type of: anticipation, be after, comedian, comic, desire, expectancy, expectation, feeling, funnyman, individual, mortal, outlook, person, plan, prospect, somebody, someone, soul, supernatural virtue, theological virtue, want, wish

Antonym: despair

Encyclopedia: Hope, Michigan