The main difference between Wish and Hope is that the Wish is a desire and Hope is a optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes.
A wish is a hope or desire for something. Fictionally, wishes can be used as plot devices. In folklore, opportunities for “making a wish” or for wishes to “come true” or “be granted” are themes that are sometimes used.
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.
A desire, hope, or longing for something or for something to happen.
An expression of such a desire, often connected with ideas of magic and supernatural power.
The thing desired or longed for.
“My dearest wish is to see them happily married.”
A water meadow.
To desire; to want.
“I’ll come tomorrow, if you wish it.”
To hope (for a particular outcome).
To bestow (a thought or gesture) towards (someone or something).
“We wish you a Merry Christmas.”
To request or desire to do an activity.
To recommend; to seek confidence or favour on behalf of.
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.
feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that cannot or probably will not happen
“he wished that he had practised the routines”
“we wished for peace”
express a hope that (someone) enjoys (happiness or success)
“they wish her every success”
want to do something
“they wish to become involved”
want (something) to be done or happen
“I wish it to be clearly understood”
want (someone) to do or have something
“Anne wishes me to visit her”
hope that (someone) has to deal with someone or something undesirable
“he wouldn’t wish Arthur on anyone”
a desire or hope for something to happen
“the union has reiterated its wish for an agreement”
“her wish to be a mother”
an expression of a desire, typically in the form of a request or instruction
“she must carry out her late father’s wishes”
an invocation or recitation of a hope or desire
“he makes a wish”
an expression of a hope for someone’s success, happiness, or welfare
“the Queen had sent her best wishes for a speedy recovery”
a thing that is or has been wished for
“the petitioners eventually got their wish”