|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.|
|2.||One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good.|
|3.||That which is hoped for; an object of hope.|
|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.|
|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.|
|2.||To expect; to fear.|
|Noun||1.||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"|
|4.||hope - someone (or something) on which expectations are centered; "he was their best hope for a victory"|
|5.||Hope - United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (born in 1903)|
|6.||hope - one of the three Christian virtues|
|Verb||1.||hope - expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"|
|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].