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Definition 1: one of the three Christian virtues - [noun denoting attribute]

(hope is a kind of ...) according to Christian ethics: one of the three virtues (faith, hope, and charity) created by God to round out the natural virtues

Definition 2: grounds for feeling hopeful about the future - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where hope or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there is little or no promise that he will recover

Synonyms for hope in the sense of this definition

(hope is a kind of ...) belief about (or mental picture of) the future

(... is a kind of hope ) an illusory hope

"chasing rainbows"

Definition 3: the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where hope or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope

(hope is a kind of ...) the experiencing of affective and emotional states

"she had a feeling of euphoria" "he had terrible feelings of guilt" "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

(... is a kind of hope ) the feeling you have when you have hope

(... is a kind of hope ) the feeling of being encouraged

(... is a kind of hope ) the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well

Definition 4: a specific instance of feeling hopeful - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where hope or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it revived their hope of winning the pennant

(hope is a kind of ...) an expectation

Definition 5: someone (or something) on which expectations are centered - [noun denoting person]

Samples where hope or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was their best hope for a victory

(hope is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of hope ) someone (or something) expected to achieve great success in a given field

"this company is the great white hope of the nuclear industry's waste management policy"

Definition 6: United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for hope in the sense of this definition

(hope is an instance of ...) a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

Definition 7: intend with some possibility of fulfilment - [verb of cognition]

Samples where hope or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening

Synonyms for hope in the sense of this definition

(hope is a kind of ...) have the will and intention to carry out some action

"He plans to be in graduate school next year" "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"

Definition 8: be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes - [verb of emotion]

Samples where hope or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am still hoping that all will turn out well

(hope is a kind of ...) feel or have a desire for; want strongly

"I want to go home now" "I want my own room"

Definition 9: expect and wish - [verb of emotion]

Samples where hope or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for hope in the sense of this definition

(hope is a kind of ...) hope for; have a wish

"I wish I could go home now"

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