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Noun: hope  howp
  1. The general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled
    "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"
  2. A specific instance of feeling hopeful
    "it revived their hope of winning the pennant"
  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
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. United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)
    - Bob Hope, Leslie Townes Hope

Derived forms: hoping, hoped, 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

Antonym: despair

Encyclopedia: Hope, Michigan