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  1. hope
  2. v. verb

    • 1. To wish for a particular event that one considers possible.

      We are hoping for more financial support.
    • 2. To have confidence; trust.

    • 3. To desire and consider possible.

      I hope that you will join us for dinner. We hope to buy a house in the spring.

    n. noun

    • 1. The longing or desire for something accompanied by the belief in the possibility of its occurrence.

      He took singing lessons in the hope of performing in the musical.
    • 2. An instance of such longing or desire.

      Her hopes of becoming a doctor have not changed.
    • 3. A source of or reason for such longing or desire.

      Good pitching is the team's only hope for victory.
    • 4. The theological virtue defined as the desire and search for a future good, difficult but not impossible to attain with God's help.

    • 5. Trust; confidence.

  3. Variation

    • v.: hoped,hoping,hopes

    • noun

      a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen:

      a person or thing that may help or save someone:

    • verb

      want something to happen or be the case:

      intend if possible to do something:

    • noun

      a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen:

      a person or thing that may help or save someone:

    • verb

      want something to happen or be the case:

      intend if possible to do something:

    • noun

      a person expected to bring much success to a group or organization:

      formerly, a white boxer believed by fans to be able to beat a black champion.

    • a borough in southeastern Pennsylvania, on the Delaware River, a well-known tourist destination and artists' colony; population 2,278 (est. 2008).
    • a persistent or desperate hope that is unlikely to be fulfilled
    • noun

      a chest containing household linen and clothing stored by a woman in preparation for her marriage:
    • (1903–2003), US comedian; born in Britain; born Leslie Townes Hope. He often portrayed a cowardly incompetent, cheerfully failing to become a romantic hero, as in the series of Road movies (1940–62), in which he starred with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour (1914–96). He is also noted for his annual Christmas television specials 1953–94, many of which telecast the USO shows that he brought to US troops stationed around the world.
    • (1903–2003), British-born American comedian; born Leslie Townes Hope. He often adopted the character of a cowardly incompetent, cheerfully failing to become a romantic hero, as in the series of Road films (1940–62).
    • noun

      a person expected to bring much success to a team or organization:
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