What is Hope ?

Hope is (verb) 1. to want and expect something to happen We all hope our team wins. She’s hoping she will soon be able to drive a car. I hope it doesn’t rain. I hope so I want it to happen Are you coming to the party? – Yes, I hope so. I hope not I don’t want it to happen It’s going to rain tomorrow, isn’t it? – I hope not! to hope for something to want something to happen We are hoping for a change in the weather, it’s rained every day this week so far. 2. to expect to do something The chairman hopes to be at the meeting tomorrow. They said they hoped to be back home by 6 o’clock. I had hoped to go to the party but in the end I couldn’t. (noun) the fact of wanting and expecting something to happen Our only hope is that she will get better soon. They have given up all hope of rescu- ing any more earthquake victims. in the hope that something happens wanting something to happen I rang in the hope that you might have a table free for tonight.


source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level