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hope

EN[həʊp] [hoʊp] [-əʊp]
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  • Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large.
  • Among its opposites are dejection, hopelessness and despair.
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    Definition of hope in English Dictionary

  • NounPLhopes
    1. NU The belief or expectation that something wished for can or will happen.
      1. My hopes wa'n't disappointed. I never saw clams thicker than they was along them inshore flats. I filled my dreener in no time, and then it come to me that 'twouldn't be a bad idee to get a lot more, take 'em with me to Wellmouth, and peddle 'em out.
    2. NC The actual thing wished for.
      1. NC A person or thing that is a source of hope.
        1. We still have one hope left: my roommate might see the note I left on the table. ‎
      2. (Christianity) The virtuous desire for future good.
        1. (Northern England, Scotland) A hollow; a valley, especially the upper end of a narrow mountain valley when it is nearly encircled by smooth, green slopes; a comb.
          1. A sloping plain between mountain ridges.
            1. (Scotland) A small bay; an inlet; a haven.
            2. VerbSGhopesPRhopingPT, PPhoped
              1. To want something to happen, with a sense of expectation that it might.
                1. I hope everyone enjoyed the meal. ‎
                2. I am still hoping that all will turn out well. ‎
              2. To be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes.
                1. VI To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; usually followed by in.
                2. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • I retract all the accusations I made about the senator and sincerely hope he won't sue me.
                    • This gives me hope for a technological cure for spendthriftness: a credit card that would remind you of your outstanding balance every time you started to buy something.
                    • Let's hope the baby inherits his mother's looks and his father's intelligence. ‎
                  2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                    • The generational shift Mr. Obama once embodied is, in fact, well under way, but it will not change Washington as quickly — or as harmoniously — as a lot of voters once hoped.
                    • The poetry, prose and personality in Soul Clothes, may rub up on a curious and compassionate place within you, a place of stark reality drenched in divine hope.
                    • After conventional medicine failed me, spiritual healing was a desperate last hope.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                      • Singularia tantum
                        • Uncountable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Control verbs
                          • Intransitive verbs
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                        Grammatically, this word "hope" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a control verb and an intransitive verb.
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