Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. As a verb, its definitions include: “expect with confidence” and “to cherish a desire with anticipation”.
Among its opposites are dejection, hopelessness and despair.
hop picking, the practice of picking hops; for Londoners a holiday period working in the hop gardens of Kent.
The addition of hops during the production of beer as a flavouring agent
The act of one who, or that which, hops; a jumping, frisking, or dancing.
A shift from one energy-state to another by an electron in an atom.
Of a location, crowded with people.
The belief or expectation that something wished for can or will happen.
“I still have some hope that I can get to work on time.”
“After losing my job, there’s no hope of being able to afford my world cruise.”
“There is still hope that we can find our missing cat.”
The actual thing wished for.
A person or thing that is a source of hope.
“We still have one hope left: my roommate might see the note I left on the table.”
The virtuous desire for future good.
A hollow; a valley, especially the upper end of a narrow mountain valley when it is nearly encircled by smooth, green slopes; a comb.
A sloping plain between mountain ridges.
A small bay; an inlet; a haven.
To want something to happen, with a sense of expectation that it might.
“I hope everyone enjoyed the meal.”
“I am still hoping that all will turn out well.”
To be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes.
To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; usually followed by in.