Hope Hope, n. [AS., akin to D. hoop, hope, Sw. hopp, Dan. haab, MHG. hoffe. Hope in forlorn hope is different word. See Forlorn hope, under {Forlorn}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

The hypocrite's hope shall perish. --Job vii. 13. [1913 Webster]

He wished, but not with hope. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

New thoughts of God, new hopes of Heaven. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

2. One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good. [1913 Webster]

The Lord will be the hope of his people. --Joel iii. 16. [1913 Webster]

A young gentleman of great hopes, whose love of learning was highly commendable. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is hoped for; an object of hope. [1913 Webster]

Lavina is thine elder brother's hope. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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