Definitions for hopingly
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hopehoʊp(n.; v.)hoped, hop•ing.
(n.)the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out well.
a particular instance of this feeling:
the hope of winning.
grounds for this feeling in a particular instance:
There is little hope of his recovery.
a person or thing in which expectations are centered:
The medicine was her last hope.
something that is hoped for.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(v.t.)to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence.
to believe, desire, or trust:
I hope you will be happy.
(v.i.)to feel that something desired may happen:
We hope for an early spring.
Archaic. to place trust; rely (usu. fol. by in).
Idioms for hope:
hope against hope, to continue to hope when the situation appears bleak.
Origin of hope:
bef. 900; ME; OE hopa, c. OFris, MD hope, MHG hoffe
in a hopeful manner