The definition of hope is a feeling of optimism or a desire that something will happen.(noun)
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.(verb)
An example of hope is when you wish for a victory by your team.
See hope in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE hopa, akin to Du hoop; see the v.
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”
Origin: < hopea feminine name
See hope in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb hoped hoped, hop·ing, hopes verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English hopen
Origin: , from Old English hopian.
, Bob Originally Leslie Towne Hope. 1903-2003.
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