- n a specific instance of feeling hopeful
it revived their hope of winning the pennant
- n the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled
in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope
- n grounds for feeling hopeful about the future
- n someone (or something) on which expectations are centered
he was their best hope for a victory
- n United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)
- n one of the three Christian virtues
- v expect and wish
I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise
- v be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes
- v intend with some possibility of fulfilment
I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening
- Obama's victory generates new hope and greater expectations.
- Amid Romney's hopes and Huckabee's surge, he's the forgotten conservative in Iowa's race.
- Paris Hilton in The Associated Press
Everyone was super nice and friendly to me,Hilton wrote. "I love South Africa! Such an amazing place, especially during The World Cup! Hope that clears everything up."
- Benjamin Netanyahu in The Guardian
I hope this will be one of the results of the visit to Washington,he said.
- FrÃ©dÃ©ric Mitterrand in guardian.co.uk
Mitterrand said he was in contact with the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, "who is following the case with great attention and shares the minister's hope that the situation can be quickly resolved".