a specific instance of feeling hopeful
"it revived their hope of winning the pennant"
the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled
"in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"
grounds for feeling hopeful about the future
"there is little or no promise that he will recover"
someone (or something) on which expectations are centered
"he was their best hope for a victory"
Hope, Bob Hope, Leslie Townes Hope(noun)
United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)
one of the three Christian virtues
hope, trust, desire(verb)
expect and wish
"I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes
"I am still hoping that all will turn out well"
hope, go for(verb)
intend with some possibility of fulfilment
"I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"
from the virtue, like Faith and Charity first used by Puritans.
for someone who lived in a hop, a small enclosed valley.
A town in Arkansas
A town in British Columbia
Origin: From hopen, from hopian.
a sloping plain between mountain ridges
a small bay; an inlet; a haven
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
one who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good
that which is hoped for; an object of hope
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
to place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; -- usually followed by in
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
to expect; to fear
Origin: [Cf. Icel. hp a small bay or inlet.]
Hope is the state which promotes the belief in a good outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life. Despair is often regarded as the opposite of hope. Hope is the "feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best" or the act of "look[ing] forward to something with desire and reasonable confidence" or "feel[ing] that something desired may happen". Other definitions are "to cherish a desire with anticipation"; "to desire with expectation of obtainment"; or "to expect with confidence". In the English language the word can be used as either a noun or a verb, although hope as a concept has a similar meaning in either use.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hōp, v.i. to cherish a desire of good with expectation of obtaining it: to have confidence.—v.t. to desire with expectation or with belief in the prospect of obtaining.—n. a desire of some good, with expectation of obtaining it: confidence: anticipation: he who, or that which, furnishes ground of expectation: that which is hoped for.—adj. Hope′ful, full of hope: having qualities which excite hope: promising good or success.—adv. Hope′fully.—n. Hope′fulness.—adj. Hope′less, without hope: giving no ground to expect good or success: desperate.—adv. Hope′lessly.—n. Hope′lessness.—adv. Hōp′ingly.—Hope against hope, to continue to hope when there is no sufficient reason. [A.S. hopian—hopa, hope; Dut. hopen, Ger. hoffen.]
hōp, n. a hollow, a mound: the upper end of a narrow mountain-valley: a comb—common in north country place-names.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A substitute for yesterday. 2. A mask that dying persons wear. 3. A system of metaphysics founded by Ananias. Antonyms: Reason, imagination, experience.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A desire for better things to come that makes a grass widow willing to try it again. Also, a draft on futurity, sometimes honored, but generally extended.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'hope' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1021
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'hope' in Written Corpus Frequency: #446
Rank popularity for the word 'hope' in Nouns Frequency: #594
Rank popularity for the word 'hope' in Verbs Frequency: #103
The numerical value of hope in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of hope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Hope and fear are inseparable. There is no hope without fear, nor any fear without hope.
I hope that visitors will learn of true hope, [I hope] to see happy faces, explain the story of the Ark as a tool of God to give hope to mankind.
I felt happy for the first time, when that happened, I felt good. I felt hope. This is the hope that Obama thought he was gon na get. That was false hope.
I felt happy for the first time, your happy meter is turned off. When that happened, I felt good. I felt hope. This is the hope that Obama thought he was gon na get. That was false hope.
I tell them that they were created for more than this, that they have value and talents and they deserve a better life, there's hope, there's hope. It's just a reminder for me too, that even on the bad days, there is hope.
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Translations for hope
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- أمل, يتمى, يأمل, تمنى, رجىArabic
- ümid etmək, ümidAzerbaijani
- паспадзявацца, надзея, спадзяваццаBelarusian
- надежда, надявам сеBulgarian
- আশা করা, আশাBengali
- esperança, esperarCatalan, Valencian
- naděje, doufatCzech
- gobaith, gobeithioWelsh
- håb, håbe, håberDanish
- Hoffnung, hoffenGerman
- ελπίζω, ελπίδα, ΕλπίGreek
- espero, esperiEsperanto
- esperanza, esperar, esperoSpanish
- lootus, lootmaEstonian
- امید, امیدوار بودنPersian
- toivoa, toivoFinnish
- hopa, vón, vónaFaroese
- espoir, espérer, espéranceFrench
- hoopje, hopeWestern Frisian
- bí ag súil, súil, bí i ndóchas, dúil, dóchasIrish
- sùil, dòchas, dùilScottish Gaelic
- esperanza, esperarGalician
- יְהָב, תקוה, קיווה, תקווהHebrew
- आशा, आशा करना, उम्मीद, आHindi
- lespwaHaitian Creole
- remél, reményHungarian
- հուսալ, հույսArmenian
- sperantia, sperarInterlingua
- harapan, harap, berharapIndonesian
- esperar, esperoIdo
- vona, von, gera sér vonir umIcelandic
- speranza, sperareItalian
- 希望, 望む, 願望Japanese
- იმედი, იმედოვნებაGeorgian
- үміттену, дәмелену, дәме, үміт, сенуKazakh
- 希望, 바라다, 바램, 희망, 원하다Korean
- هیوا, ئومێدKurdish
- үмүт, эш кылуу, үмүт кылуу, ишенүүKyrgyz
- spes, spērōLatin
- hoffen, HoffnungLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ຄວາມຫວັງ, ຫວັງLao
- viltis, tikėtis, trokštiLithuanian
- cerēt, cerībaLatvian
- awhero, tūmanakoMāori
- надеж, надеваMacedonian
- горьдлого, итгэл, найдварMongolian
- harapan, harap, asa, berharapMalay
- jittama, tamaMaltese
- မျှော်လင့်ချက်, ထင်စား, ရည်, မျှော်, မျှော်လင့်Burmese
- hoop, hopenDutch
- håp, håpe, forhåpning, håperNorwegian
- sih, chohooʼį́Navajo, Navaho
- esperança, esperarOccitan
- nadzieja, mieć nadzieję, spodziewać sięPolish
- esperar, esperançaPortuguese
- sperer, speronza, speranza, sprànza, sperar, spraunzaRomansh
- speranță, spera, nădejde, nădăjduiRomanian
- надеяться, надежда, уповать, надеRussian
- आशा, आशंसाSanskrit
- isperare, ispera, isperai, isperiu, speraiSardinian
- нада, nadati, надати, nada, ufati, уфатиSerbo-Croatian
- බලාපොරොත්තුව, බලාපොරොත්තු වෙනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- dúfať, nádejSlovak
- upanje, upatiSlovene
- shpresë, shpresonAlbanian
- hopp, hoppas, förhoppningSwedish
- matumaini, tumainiSwahili
- நம்பிக்கை, நம்புகிறேன்Tamil
- ఆశించు, ఆశTelugu
- умедвор будан, умед доштан, умедTajik
- ความหวัง, หวัง, คาดหวังThai
- umyt etmek, umyt, tama etmekTurkmen
- asahan, pag-asa, inaasahan, umasa, asaTagalog
- umut etmek, umut, ümit etmek, ummak, ümitTurkish
- надія, сподіватися, надіятися, уповатиUkrainian
- امید کرنا, آشا, امیدUrdu
- umid qilmoq, umidUzbek
- hy vọng, 希望Vietnamese
- האָפן, האָפענונגYiddish
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