hope (verb, noun) past tense: hoped LISTEN
Hope means ‘to look forward to with desire and confidence.’
- Elise hopes that it doesn't rain on her wedding day.
- Randall hopes to win the race.
Hope is a feeling that things will turn out well.
- Leigh's hope is that her daughter will be happy at her new job.
Something that makes you feel this feeling is also hope.
- Jane's suggestion is our best hope for a solution.
- The new medication is Phil's last hope for recovery.
hope against hope: to continue to hope when a situation seems very bad. Example: “They hoped against hope that the crash victims would survive.”
hopefully: in a hopeful manner. Example: “Hopefully the war will end soon.”
In pop culture
Sing along with Paul McCartney as he sings “Hope of Deliverance.”
There are other meanings of hope.