What is the meaning of hopefully?

adverb

  • With hope; in a hopeful manner.
    • usage: "we searched hopefully for a good position"
  • It is hoped.
    • usage: "hopefully the weather will be fine on Sunday"
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APAWordNet. (2010). hopefully. Retrieved October 18, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/hopefully/definitions/1251834
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "hopefully" http://smartdefine.org/hopefully/definitions/1251834 (accessed October 18, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, hopefully, Smart Define, viewed 18 October, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/hopefully/definitions/1251834>.
MLAWordNet. "hopefully" 23 October 2010. Web. 18 October 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/hopefully/definitions/1251834>