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Definition of 'hope'


  1. a specific instance of feeling hopeful; "it revived their hope of winning the pennant"
  2. the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"
       Antonyms: despair
  3. grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; "there is little or no promise that he will recover"
       Synonyms: promise
  4. someone (or something) on which expectations are centered; "he was their best hope for a victory"
  5. United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)
       Synonyms: Bob Hope Leslie Townes Hope
  6. one of the three Christian virtues


  1. expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
       Synonyms: trust desire
  2. be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes; "I am still hoping that all will turn out well"
       Antonyms: despair
  3. intend with some possibility of fulfilment; "I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"
       Synonyms: go for

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