What does hopefully mean?

Definitions for hopefully
ˈhoʊp fə lihope·ful·ly

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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?

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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. Cathy Zimmerman:

    What this study does, is hopefully puts numbers to the problem so that real action is taken to prevent exploitation, and resources are there to help people to recover who might fall prey to these abuses.

  2. Steve Brusatte:

    Our team included many students and volunteers as well, hopefully we'll be going back soon!

  3. Prince Harry:

    Of course, you know, one step at a time. Hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future.

  4. Mike Ryan:

    I think science and government have a job to do that is to make the case. I think communities and people have a job to do, which is to listen to that case, and hopefully the result of that will be a widely accepted successful vaccine that could bring The Covid-19 pandemic to an end.

  5. Robert Trump:

    I have a wonderful brother. We have a great relationship for a long time, from day one, so long time ago. And he's in the hospital right now, hopefully he'll be alright, but he's -- he's pretty -- he's having a hard time.

Images & Illustrations of hopefully

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