[həʊp] or [hop]


(noun.) one of the three Christian virtues.

(noun.) a specific instance of feeling hopeful; 'it revived their hope of winning the pennant'.

(noun.) the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; 'in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope'.

(noun.) someone (or something) on which expectations are centered; 'he was their best hope for a victory'.

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

(verb.) intend with some possibility of fulfilment; 'I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening'.

(verb.) be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes; 'I am still hoping that all will turn out well'.

(verb.) expect and wish; 'I trust you will behave better from now on'; 'I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise'.

Checked by Barry--From WordNet


(n.) A sloping plain between mountain ridges.

(n.) A small bay; an inlet; a haven.

(n.) 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.

(n.) One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good.

(n.) That which is hoped for; an object of hope.

(v. i.) 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.

(v. i.) To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; -- usually followed by in.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To expect; to fear.

Checker: Ramona

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Trust, confidence, faith.[2]. Expectation (of something agreeable), expectance, anticipation.[3]. Reliance, dependence, ground of confidence.

v. a. Expect (something agreeable), long for, hope for.

v. n. Trust, expect, believe, indulge or entertain a hope, feel confident, rest assured, flatter one's self, be in hopes, live in hopes, look on the bright side.

Checker: Noelle

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Anticipation, prospect, vision, longing, confidence, desire, expectation,trust

ANT:Despair, despondency, distrust, disbelief, abandonment, abjuration

Editor: Tamara


n. a hollow a mound: the upper end of a narrow mountain-valley: a comb—common in north country place-names.

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.

Editor: Segre

Unserious Contents or Definition

n. Desire and expectation rolled into one.

Typist: Patricia

Unserious Contents or Definition

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.

Checked by Bernie


Checker: Thomas


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