Hoping is defined as wishing for some particular outcome or thing.
When you wish to get a dog for Christmas, this is an example of a time when you are hoping for a dog for Christmas.
- Present participle of hope.
- being optimistic toward
- (desire): undesiring, unwanting
- (optimism): untrusting
(comparative more hoping, superlative most hoping)
- filled with or inspiring hope (uncommon)