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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: a specific instance of feeling hopeful; "it revived their
         hope of winning the pennant"
    2: the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; "in
       spite of his troubles he never gave up hope" [ant: despair]
    3: grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; "there is
       little or no promise that he will recover" [syn: promise,
    4: someone (or something) on which expectations are centered;
       "he was their best hope for a victory"
    5: United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in
       films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003) [syn: Hope, Bob Hope,
       Leslie Townes Hope]
    6: one of the three Christian virtues
    v 1: expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now
         on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a
         raise" [syn: hope, trust, desire]
    2: be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes; "I am still
       hoping that all will turn out well" [ant: despair]
    3: intend with some possibility of fulfilment; "I hope to have
       finished this work by tomorrow evening" [syn: hope, go

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Hope \Hope\, n. [Cf. Icel. h[=o]p a small bay or inlet.]
   1. A sloping plain between mountain ridges. [Obs.]
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   2. A small bay; an inlet; a haven. [Scot.] --Jamieson.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Hope \Hope\, n. [AS., akin to D. hoop, hope, Sw. hopp, Dan.
   haab, MHG. hoffe. Hope in forlorn hope is different word. See
   Forlorn hope, under Forlorn.]
   1. A desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of
      obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable; an
      expectation of something which is thought to be desirable;
      confidence; pleasing expectancy.
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            The hypocrite's hope shall perish.    --Job vii. 13.
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            He wished, but not with hope.         --Milton.
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            New thoughts of God, new hopes of Heaven. --Keble.
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   2. One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of
      expectation, or promises desired good.
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            The Lord will be the hope of his people. --Joel iii.
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            A young gentleman of great hopes, whose love of
            learning was highly commendable.      --Macaulay.
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   3. That which is hoped for; an object of hope.
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            Lavina is thine elder brother's hope. --Shak.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Hope \Hope\ (h[=o]p), v. t.
   1. To desire with expectation or with belief in the
      possibility or prospect of obtaining; to look forward to
      as a thing desirable, with the expectation of obtaining
      it; to cherish hopes of.
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            We hope no other from your majesty.   --Shak.
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            [Charity] hopeth all things.          --1 Cor. xiii.
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   2. To expect; to fear. [Obs.] "I hope he will be dead."
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   Note: Hope is often used colloquially regarding
         uncertainties, with no reference to the future. "I hope
         she takes me to be flesh and blood." --Mrs. Centlivre.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Hope \Hope\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hoped; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Hoping.] [AS. hopian; akin to D. hopen, Sw. hoppan, Dan.
   haabe, G. hoffen. See 2nd Hope.]
   1. To entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good,
      or of something welcome, with expectation of obtaining it
      or belief that it is obtainable; to expect; -- usually
      followed by for. "Hope for good success." --Jer. Taylor.
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            But I will hope continually.          --Ps. lxxi.
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   2. To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation
      of good; -- usually followed by in. "I hope in thy word."
      --Ps. cxix. 81.
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            Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou
            disquieted within me? Hope thou in God. --Ps. xlii.
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6. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018)

    A functional programming language designed by
   R.M. Burstall, D.B. MacQueen and D.T. Sanella at University
   of Edinburgh in 1978.  It is a large language supporting
   user-defined prefix, infix or distfix operators.  Hope
   has polymorphic typing and allows overloading of operators
   which requires explicit type declarations.  Hope has lazy
   lists and was the first language to use call-by-pattern.

   It has been ported to Unix, Macintosh, and IBM PC.

   See also Hope+, Hope+C, Massey Hope, Concurrent Massey


   [R.M.Burstall, D.B.MacQueen, D.T.Sanella, "HOPE: An
   experimental applicative language", Proc. 1980 Lisp conf.,
   Stanford, CA, p.136-143, Aug 1980].

   ["A HOPE Tutorial", R. Bailey, BYTE Aug 1985, pp.235-258].

   ["Functional Programming with Hope", R. Bailey, Ellis Horwood


7. Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
   one of the three main elements of Christian character (1 Cor.
   13:13). It is joined to faith and love, and is opposed to seeing
   or possessing (Rom. 8:24; 1 John 3:2). "Hope is an essential and
   fundamental element of Christian life, so essential indeed,
   that, like faith and love, it can itself designate the essence
   of Christianity (1 Pet. 3:15; Heb. 10:23). In it the whole glory
   of the Christian vocation is centred (Eph. 1:18; 4:4)."
   Unbelievers are without this hope (Eph. 2:12; 1 Thess. 4:13).
   Christ is the actual object of the believer's hope, because it
   is in his second coming that the hope of glory will be fulfilled
   (1 Tim. 1:1; Col. 1:27; Titus 2:13). It is spoken of as
   "lively", i.e., a living, hope, a hope not frail and perishable,
   but having a perennial life (1 Pet. 1:3). In Rom. 5:2 the "hope"
   spoken of is probably objective, i.e., "the hope set before us,"
   namely, eternal life (comp. 12:12). In 1 John 3:3 the expression
   "hope in him" ought rather to be, as in the Revised Version,
   "hope on him," i.e., a hope based on God.

8. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906)
HOPE, n.  Desire and expectation rolled into one.

    Delicious Hope! when naught to man it left --
    Of fortune destitute, of friends bereft;
    When even his dog deserts him, and his goat
    With tranquil disaffection chews his coat
    While yet it hangs upon his back; then thou,
    The star far-flaming on thine angel brow,
    Descendest, radiant, from the skies to hint
    The promise of a clerkship in the Mint.
                                                       Fogarty Weffing

9. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
Hope, AK -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Alaska
   Population (2000):    137
   Housing Units (2000): 175
   Land area (2000):     51.703701 sq. miles (133.911964 sq. km)
   Water area (2000):    0.081422 sq. miles (0.210883 sq. km)
   Total area (2000):    51.785123 sq. miles (134.122847 sq. km)
   FIPS code:            33580
   Located within:       Alaska (AK), FIPS 02
   Location:             60.919433 N, 149.642044 W
   ZIP Codes (1990):    
   Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
    Hope, AK

10. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
Hope, AR -- U.S. city in Arkansas
   Population (2000):    10616
   Housing Units (2000): 4301
   Land area (2000):     9.996867 sq. miles (25.891766 sq. km)
   Water area (2000):    0.058265 sq. miles (0.150905 sq. km)
   Total area (2000):    10.055132 sq. miles (26.042671 sq. km)
   FIPS code:            33190
   Located within:       Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
   Location:             33.667779 N, 93.589908 W
   ZIP Codes (1990):    
   Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
    Hope, AR

11. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
Hope, NM -- U.S. village in New Mexico
   Population (2000):    107
   Housing Units (2000): 58
   Land area (2000):     1.159862 sq. miles (3.004029 sq. km)
   Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
   Total area (2000):    1.159862 sq. miles (3.004029 sq. km)
   FIPS code:            33290
   Located within:       New Mexico (NM), FIPS 35
   Location:             32.811916 N, 104.733565 W
   ZIP Codes (1990):     88250
   Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
    Hope, NM

12. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
Hope, ND -- U.S. city in North Dakota
   Population (2000):    303
   Housing Units (2000): 155
   Land area (2000):     0.617164 sq. miles (1.598447 sq. km)
   Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
   Total area (2000):    0.617164 sq. miles (1.598447 sq. km)
   FIPS code:            38860
   Located within:       North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
   Location:             47.322761 N, 97.720760 W
   ZIP Codes (1990):    
   Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
    Hope, ND

13. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
Hope, ID -- U.S. city in Idaho
   Population (2000):    79
   Housing Units (2000): 57
   Land area (2000):     0.401105 sq. miles (1.038858 sq. km)
   Water area (2000):    0.014263 sq. miles (0.036941 sq. km)
   Total area (2000):    0.415368 sq. miles (1.075799 sq. km)
   FIPS code:            38440
   Located within:       Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
   Location:             48.248728 N, 116.309214 W
   ZIP Codes (1990):     83836
   Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
    Hope, ID

14. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
Hope, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana
   Population (2000):    2140
   Housing Units (2000): 849
   Land area (2000):     0.954381 sq. miles (2.471836 sq. km)
   Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
   Total area (2000):    0.954381 sq. miles (2.471836 sq. km)
   FIPS code:            34744
   Located within:       Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
   Location:             39.299971 N, 85.766801 W
   ZIP Codes (1990):     47246
   Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
    Hope, IN

15. U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000)
Hope, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
   Population (2000):    372
   Housing Units (2000): 185
   Land area (2000):     0.452661 sq. miles (1.172387 sq. km)
   Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
   Total area (2000):    0.452661 sq. miles (1.172387 sq. km)
   FIPS code:            33075
   Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
   Location:             38.689536 N, 97.076815 W
   ZIP Codes (1990):     67451
   Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
    Hope, KS

Thesaurus Results for Hope:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
acceptation, acception, ache for, acquiescence, ambition, anticipate, anticipation, approach, ardor, aspire, aspire to, assumption, assurance, assuredness, await, bank on, bare possibility, be destined, be dying for, be fated, be hurting for, be imminent, be to be, be to come, belief, cardinal virtues, catch, certainty, chance, charity, cheerful expectation, clamor for, come, come on, conceivability, conceivableness, concupiscence, confide, confidence, contemplate, contingency, conviction, count, count on, craving, credence, credit, credulity, cry for, curiosity, daydream, dearest wish, dependence, dernier ressort, desideration, desideratum, desire, draw near, draw on, dread, drive, eagerness, envisage, even chance, eventuality, expect, expectancy, expectation, expedient, face, faith, fancy, fantasy, feel confident, forbidden fruit, foresee, foretell, fortitude, gape for, glimmering goal, golden vision, good chance, good possibility, hankering, harbor the hope, have in mind, hone for, hope against hope, hope and pray, hope for, hope in, hope to God, horme, intellectual curiosity, itch for, justice, languish for, last resort, lean upon, libido, lie ahead, likelihood, live in hopes, lodestone, long for, longing, look, look for, look forward to, loom, love, lust for, lust for learning, magnet, mind, natural virtues, near, need, nurture the hope, off chance, optimism, outside chance, outside hope, pant for, passion, pine for, pis aller, plan, pleasure, pleasure principle, plot, plum, possibility, possibleness, potential, potentiality, predict, presume, prize, probability, project, promise, prophesy, prospect, prudence, reception, recourse, reliance, reliance on, rely on, remote possibility, resort, resource, rest assured, sanguine expectation, security, sexual desire, sigh for, small hope, spoil for, stock, store, supernatural virtues, sureness, surety, suspension of disbelief, take for granted, temperance, temptation, the attainable, the feasible, the possible, theological virtues, think, thinkability, thinkableness, thirst for, thirst for knowledge, threaten, trophy, trust, urge, virtuality, wait, want, wanting, weary for, what is possible, what may be, what might be, will, will and pleasure, wish, wish for, wish fulfillment, yearn for, yearning, yen for
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