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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


Antonymsdespair

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


SamplesThere is little or no promise that he will recover.


Synonymspromise


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


Antonymsdespair

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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