hope

[hohp]
noun
1.
the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best: to give up hope.
2.
a particular instance of this feeling: the hope of winning.
3.
grounds for this feeling in a particular instance: There is little or no hope of his recovery.
4.
a person or thing in which expectations are centered: The medicine was her last hope.
5.
something that is hoped for: Her forgiveness is my constant hope.
verb (used with object), hoped, hoping.
6.
to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence.
7.
to believe, desire, or trust: I hope that my work will be satisfactory.
verb (used without object), hoped, hoping.
8.
to feel that something desired may happen: We hope for an early spring.
9.
Archaic. to place trust; rely (usually followed by in ).
Idioms
10.
hope against hope, to continue to hope, although the outlook does not warrant it: We are hoping against hope for a change in her condition.

Origin:
before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English hopa; cognate with Dutch hoop, German Hoffe; (v.) Middle English hopen, Old English hopian

hoper, noun
hopingly, adverb
self-hope, noun
unhoping, adjective
unhopingly, adverb


1. expectancy, longing. 8. See expect.
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Hope

[hohp]
noun
1.
Anthony, pen name of Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins.
2.
Bob (Leslie Townes Hope) 1903–2003, U.S. comedian, born in England.
3.
John, 1868–1936, U.S. educator.
4.
a town in SW Arkansas.
5.
a female given name.
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hope (həʊp)
 
n
1.  (sometimes plural) a feeling of desire for something and confidence in the possibility of its fulfilment: his hope for peace was justified; their hopes were dashed
2.  a reasonable ground for this feeling: there is still hope
3.  a person or thing that gives cause for hope
4.  a thing, situation, or event that is desired: my hope is that prices will fall
5.  not a hope, some hope used ironically to express little confidence that expectations will be fulfilled
 
vb (often foll by for)
6.  (tr; takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to desire (something) with some possibility of fulfilment: we hope you can come; I hope to tell you
7.  to have a wish (for a future event, situation, etc)
8.  (tr; takes a clause as object) to trust, expect, or believe: we hope that this is satisfactory
 
[Old English hopa; related to Old Frisian hope, Dutch hoop, Middle High German hoffe]
 
'hoper
 
n

Hope (həʊp)
 
n
1.  Anthony, real name Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins. 1863--1933, English novelist; author of The Prisoner of Zenda (1894)
2.  Bob, real name Leslie Townes Hope. 1903--2003, US comedian and comic actor, born in England. His films include The Cat and the Canary (1939), Road to Morocco (1942), and The Paleface (1947). He was awarded an honorary knighthood in 1998
3.  David (Michael). Baron. born 1940, British churchman, Archbishop of York (1995--2005)

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Word Origin & History

hope
O.E. hopian "wish, expect, look forward (to something)," of unknown origin, a general Low Ger. word (cf. O.Fris. hopia, M.L.G., M.Du. hopen; M.H.G. hoffen "to hope" was borrowed from Low Ger. Some suggest a connection with hop (v.) on the notion of "leaping in expectation."
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Computing Dictionary

Hope definition

language
A functional programming language designed by R.M. Burstall, D.B. MacQueen and D.T. Sanella at University of Edinburgh in 1978. It is a large language supporting user-defined prefix, infix or distfix operators. Hope has polymorphic typing and allows overloading of operators which requires explicit type declarations. Hope has lazy lists and was the first language to use call-by-pattern.
It has been ported to Unix, Macintosh, and IBM PC.
See also Hope+, Hope+C, Massey Hope, Concurrent Massey Hope.
(ftp://brolga.cc.uq.oz.au/pub/hope).
[R.M.Burstall, D.B.MacQueen, D.T.Sanella, "HOPE: An experimental applicative language", Proc. 1980 Lisp conf., Stanford, CA, p.136-143, Aug 1980].
["A HOPE Tutorial", R. Bailey, BYTE Aug 1985, pp.235-258].
["Functional Programming with Hope", R. Bailey, Ellis Horwood 1990].
(1992-11-27)
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
HOPE
Health Opportunity for People Everywhere
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Bible Dictionary

Hope definition


one of the three main elements of Christian character (1 Cor. 13:13). It is joined to faith and love, and is opposed to seeing or possessing (Rom. 8:24; 1 John 3:2). "Hope is an essential and fundamental element of Christian life, so essential indeed, that, like faith and love, it can itself designate the essence of Christianity (1 Pet. 3:15; Heb. 10:23). In it the whole glory of the Christian vocation is centred (Eph. 1:18; 4:4)." Unbelievers are without this hope (Eph. 2:12; 1 Thess. 4:13). Christ is the actual object of the believer's hope, because it is in his second coming that the hope of glory will be fulfilled (1 Tim. 1:1; Col. 1:27; Titus 2:13). It is spoken of as "lively", i.e., a living, hope, a hope not frail and perishable, but having a perennial life (1 Pet. 1:3). In Rom. 5:2 the "hope" spoken of is probably objective, i.e., "the hope set before us," namely, eternal life (comp. 12:12). In 1 John 3:3 the expression "hope in him" ought rather to be, as in the Revised Version, "hope on him," i.e., a hope based on God.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Idioms & Phrases

hope

In addition to the idioms beginning with hope, also see great white hope; in hopes of; live in (hope of); not a hope in hell; pin one's hopes on; while there's life, there's hope.

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Encyclopedia

hope

district municipality, southwestern British Columbia, Canada. It lies at the confluence of the Coquihalla and Fraser rivers in the forested Coast Mountains, near Mount Hope (6,000 feet [1,829 metres]), 90 miles (145 km) east of Vancouver. The Hudson's Bay Company established Fort Hope on the site in 1848-49, an event commemorated by a cairn at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Wallace Street. Hope became a busy outpost during the Fraser River gold rush in the late 1850s. Now a major railway and highway junction, its economy depends largely on lumbering, mining (nickel and copper), and tourism (based on such local attractions as the Fraser River Canyon and Skagit Valley). Inc. village, 1929; town, 1965. Pop. (2006) 6,185.

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Example sentences for Hope
The long journey takes the squadron to the cape of good hope.
Diamonds are now also being recovered from the ocean floor off the cape of good hope.
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