What is the meaning of Hope?


  • A specific instance of feeling hopeful.
    • usage: "it revived their hope of winning the pennant"
  • The general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled.
    • usage: "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"
  • Grounds for feeling hopeful about the future.
    • usage: "there is little or no promise that he will recover"
  • Someone (or something) on which expectations are centered.
    • usage: "he was their best hope for a victory"
  • United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003.
  • One of the three Christian virtues.


  • Expect and wish.
    • usage: "I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
  • Be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes.
    • usage: "I am still hoping that all will turn out well"
  • Intend with some possibility of fulfilment.
    • usage: "I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"
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