- The definition of hope is a feeling of optimism or a desire that something will happen.
An example of hope is when a person believes his life situation will approve and his run of back luck will end.
- Hope is defined as the action of wishing or desiring that something will occur.
An example of hope is when you wish for a victory by your team.
hope definition by Webster's New World
- a feeling that what is wanted is likely to happen; desire accompanied by expectation
- the thing that one has a hope for
- a reason for hope
- a person or thing on which one may base some hope
- Archaic trust; reliance
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English hopa, akin to Dutch hoop; see the verb
- to have hope; want and expect: I hope to be there by 5:00
- to want very much: I hope that your sick dog will recover
Origin: ME hopen < OE hopian, to expect, look for, akin to Ger hoffen < ? same IE base as hop: orig. sense (?) “to leap up in expectation”
- to have hope (for)
- Archaic to trust or rely
- hoper noun
Origin: ; from hopea feminine name
hope definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb hoped hoped, hop·ing, hopes verb, intransitive
- To wish for something with expectation of its fulfillment.
- Archaic To have confidence; trust.
- To look forward to with confidence or expectation: We hope that our children will be successful.
- To expect and desire. See Synonyms at expect.
- A wish or desire accompanied by confident expectation of its fulfillment.
- Something that is hoped for or desired: Success is our hope.
- One that is a source of or reason for hope: the team's only hope for victory.
- often Hope Christianity The theological virtue defined as the desire and search for a future good, difficult but not impossible to attain with God's help.
- Archaic Trust; confidence.
Origin: Middle English hopen, from Old English hopian.
- hopˈer noun
, Bob Originally Leslie Towne Hope. 1903-2003.
hope - Computer Definition
See Hackers on Planet Earth.Webster's New World Hacker Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Bernadette Schell and Clemens Martin.Published by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
hope - Phrases/Idioms
hope against hope
hope against hope