hope


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hope \Hope\, n. [Cf. Icel. h[=o]p a small bay or inlet.]
   1. A sloping plain between mountain ridges. [Obs.]
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   2. A small bay; an inlet; a haven. [Scot.] --Jamieson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            The hypocrite's hope shall perish.    --Job vii. 13.
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            He wished, but not with hope.         --Milton.
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            New thoughts of God, new hopes of Heaven. --Keble.
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   2. One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of
      expectation, or promises desired good.
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            The Lord will be the hope of his people. --Joel iii.
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            A young gentleman of great hopes, whose love of
            learning was highly commendable.      --Macaulay.
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   3. That which is hoped for; an object of hope.
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            Lavina is thine elder brother's hope. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hope \Hope\ (h[=o]p), v. t.
   1. 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.
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            We hope no other from your majesty.   --Shak.
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            [Charity] hopeth all things.          --1 Cor. xiii.
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   2. To expect; to fear. [Obs.] "I hope he will be dead."
      --Chaucer.
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   Note: Hope is often used colloquially regarding
         uncertainties, with no reference to the future. "I hope
         she takes me to be flesh and blood." --Mrs. Centlivre.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hope \Hope\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hoped; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Hoping.] [AS. hopian; akin to D. hopen, Sw. hoppan, Dan.
   haabe, G. hoffen. See 2nd Hope.]
   1. 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. "Hope for good success." --Jer. Taylor.
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            But I will hope continually.          --Ps. lxxi.
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   2. To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation
      of good; -- usually followed by in. "I hope in thy word."
      --Ps. cxix. 81.
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            Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou
            disquieted within me? Hope thou in God. --Ps. xlii.
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