Definition and Meanings for hope

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Hope is ranked 1,147 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of hope

noun, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb

Etymology of hope

cf. icel. h a small bay or inlet as., akin to d. hoop, hope, sw. hopp, dan. haab, mhg. hoffe. hope in forlorn hope is different word. see forlorn hope, under forlorn as. hopian; akin to d. hopen, sw. hoppan, dan. haabe, g. hoffen. see 2nd hope

Meaning of hope


as noun

  • a sloping plain between mountain ridges.
  • a small bay; an inlet; a haven.

as noun

  • a desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable; an expectation of something which is thought to be desirable; confidence; pleasing expectancy.
  • one who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good.
  • that which is hoped for; an object of hope.

as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good, or of something welcome, with expectation of obtaining it or belief that it is obtainable; to expect; -- usually followed by for.
  • to place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; -- usually followed by in.

as transitive verb

  • to desire with expectation or with belief in the possibility or prospect of obtaining; to look forward to as a thing desirable, with the expectation of obtaining it; to cherish hopes of.
  • to expect; to fear.
  • No antonyms for hope

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