What does hopefully mean?

Definitions for hopefully
ˈhoʊp fə lihope·ful·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hopefully.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hopefully(adverb)

    with hope; in a hopeful manner

    "we searched hopefully for a good position"

  2. hopefully(adverb)

    it is hoped

    "hopefully the weather will be fine on Sunday"

GCIDE

  1. Hopefully(adv.)

    In a hopeful manner.

  2. Hopefully(adv.)

    I hope; if all goes well; as, hopefully, the dress will be ready before the party. Some prescriptivists object to this usage as being ungrammatical, but it is very common and well understood. It is usually used to begin a sentence describing a desired future event.

Wiktionary

  1. hopefully(Adverb)

    It is hoped that; I hope; we hope.

    Hopefully, my father will arrive in time for the show.

  2. hopefully(Adverb)

    In a hopeful manner.

    In justifying the new parking structure, the council looked hopefully to rising retail sales downtown.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hopefully' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1279

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hopefully' in Adverbs Frequency: #301

How to pronounce hopefully?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say hopefully in sign language?

  1. hopefully

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hopefully in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hopefully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of hopefully in a Sentence

  1. George Carter:

    Hopefully he did not suffer.

  2. President Trump:

    Hopefully a deal will happen.

  3. Jeff Gordon:

    Hopefully, soon, they'll get that fixed.

  4. Tewolde Gebremariam:

    Hopefully we will decide in Farnborough.

  5. Mendocino County Sheriff-Coroner Thomas Allman:

    The Hart family is hopefully resting in peace.

Images & Illustrations of hopefully

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Popularity rank by frequency of use

hopefully#1#6034#10000

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