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hope

noun

1 hope

A specific instance of feeling hopeful.

Roget 507: expectation, expectance, expectancy; anticipation, reckoning, calculation; foresight etc. 510.    contemplation, prospection, lookout; prospect, perspective, ... show more



2 hope

The general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled.

Dutch: hoop
Polish: nadzieja, otucha

3 hope

Grounds for feeling hopeful about the future.

synonym: promise.

Roget 858: hope, hopes; desire etc. 865; fervent hope, sanguine expectation, trust, confidence, reliance; faith etc. (belief) 484; ... show more

4 hope

Someone (or something) on which expectations are centered.

Dutch: hoop, hopen
Polish: nadzieja

5 Hope

United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003).

synonyms: Bob Hope, Leslie Townes Hope.

6 hope

One of the three Christian virtues.

verb

1 hope

Expect and wish:
— I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise.

synonyms: desire, trust.

Roget 858: hope, trust, confide, rely on, put one's trust in; lean upon; pin one's hope upon, pin one's faith upon etc. (believe) 484.    feel hope, entertain hope, ... show more

Roget 865: desire; wish, wish for; be desirous etc. adj.. have a longing etc. n.; hope etc. 858.    care for, affect, ... show more

Dutch: hopen

2 hope

Be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes.

3 hope

Intend with some possibility of fulfilment:
— I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening.

synonym: go for.


Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.

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