Pronunciation: hōp
n.1.A sloping plain between mountain ridges.
2.A small bay; an inlet; a haven.
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.
The hypocrite's hope shall perish.
- Job vii. 13.
He wished, but not with hope.
- Milton.
2.One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good.
The Lord will be the hope of his people.
- Joel iii. 16.
3.That which is hoped for; an object of hope.
Lavina is thine elder brother's hope.
- Shak.
v. i.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.
[imp. & p. p. Hoped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hoping.]
But I will hope continually.
- Ps. lxxi. 14.
2.To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; - usually followed by in.
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.
We hope no other from your majesty.
- Shak.
[Charity] hopeth all things.
- 1 Cor. xiii. 7.
2.To expect; to fear.
Noun1.hope - a specific instance of feeling hopeful; "it revived their hope of winning the pennant"
2.hope - the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"
despair - the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well
3.hope - grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; "there is little or no promise that he will recover"
Synonyms: promise
4.hope - someone (or something) on which expectations are centered; "he was their best hope for a victory"
5.HopeHope - United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (born in 1903)
6.hope - one of the three Christian virtues
Verb1.hope - expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
Synonyms: desire, trust
2.hope - be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes; "I am still hoping that all will turn out well"
despair - abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart; "Don't despair--help is on the way!"
3.hope - intend with some possibility of fulfilment; "I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"
Synonyms: go for
(language)Hope - 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 Hope.


[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 1990].
acceptation, acception, ache for, acquiescence, ambition, anticipate, 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, contemplate, contingency, conviction, count, count on, craving, credence, credit, credulity, cry for, curiosity, daydream, dearest wish, dependence, dernier ressort, desideration, desideratum, draw near, draw on, dread, drive, eagerness, envisage, even chance, eventuality, expect, expedient, face, 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, 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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Hop moth
hop on
hop out
Hop picker
hop pole
Hop tree
hop up
Hop vine
Hop, skip and jump
hop, skip, and a jump
-- Hope --
hope chest
Hopfield model
Hopfield network
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