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English noun: hope

1. hope (feeling) a specific instance of feeling hopeful

SamplesIt revived their hope of winning the pennant.

Broader (hypernym)anticipation, expectancy

2. hope (feeling) the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled

SamplesIn spite of his troubles he never gave up hope.

Broader (hypernym)feeling

Narrower (hyponym)encouragement, hopefulness, optimism


3. hope (cognition) grounds for feeling hopeful about the future

SamplesThere is little or no promise that he will recover.


Broader (hypernym)expectation, outlook, prospect

Narrower (hyponym)rainbow

4. hope (person) someone (or something) on which expectations are centered

SamplesHe was their best hope for a victory.

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Narrower (hyponym)great white hope, white hope

5. Hope (person) United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)

SynonymsBob Hope, Leslie Townes Hope

Instance hypernymcomedian, comic

6. hope (attribute) one of the three Christian virtues

Broader (hypernym)supernatural virtue, theological virtue

English verb: hope

1. hope (emotion) expect and wish

SamplesI trust you will behave better from now on.
I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise.

ExamplesThey hope to move

Synonymsdesire, trust

Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)wish

2. hope (emotion) be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes

SamplesI am still hoping that all will turn out well.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)desire, want


3. hope (cognition) intend with some possibility of fulfilment

SamplesI hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening.

Synonymsgo for

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Broader (hypernym)be after, plan

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