hope /hoʊp/USA pronunciation
n., v., hoped, hop•ing.
- [uncountable] a feeling that events will turn out well:lost all hope of success.
- [countable] a particular instance of this feeling:the hope of winning.
- [uncountable] a thing that provides a reason for this feeling in a particular instance:The medicine is her last hope.
- [countable] something hoped for:Our only hope is that the Coast Guard heard our SOS.
- to look forward (to) with desire and reasonable confidence: [no object]We can only wait and hope.[ ~ + for + obj]:Hope for the best.[~ + to + verb]I hope to see you again some time.[~ + (that) clause]I hope she sees us. We hope that you will come again.
- hope against hope, [ ~ + (that) clause] to continue to hope when the situation appears very bad:hoped against hope that someone survived the crash.