hope


hope
hope [hōp]
n.
[ME < OE hopa, akin to Du hoop; see the v.]
1. a feeling that what is wanted is likely to happen; desire accompanied by expectation
2. the thing that one has a hope for
3. a reason for hope
4. a person or thing on which one may base some hope
5. Archaic trust; reliance
vt.
hoped, hoping [ME hopen < OE hopian, to expect, look for, akin to Ger hoffen < ? same IE base as HOP1: orig. sense (?) “to leap up in expectation”]
1. to have hope; want and expect [I hope to be there by 5:00]
2. to want very much [I hope that your sick dog will recover]
vi.
1. to have hope (for)
2. Archaic to trust or rely
SYN.- EXPECT
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hope against hope
to continue having hope though it seems baseless
hoper
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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