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Certainly if we hope do enhance and extend whatever natural assets we were given, we must expect to make an effort, if not actually great labor.
Dixie Carter

Meaning of "hope" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HOPE

Old English hopa; related to Old Frisian hope, Dutch hoop, Middle High German hoffe.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HOPE

hope  [həʊp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOPE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hope is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb hope in English.

WHAT DOES HOPE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Hope

Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large. As a verb, its definitions include: "expect with confidence" and "to cherish a desire with anticipation". Among its opposites are dejection, hopelessness and despair.

Definition of hope in the English dictionary

The first definition of hope in the dictionary is a feeling of desire for something and confidence in the possibility of its fulfilment. Other definition of hope is a reasonable ground for this feeling. Hope is also a person or thing that gives cause for hope.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO HOPE

PRESENT

Present
I hope
you hope
he/she/it hopes
we hope
you hope
they hope
Present continuous
I am hoping
you are hoping
he/she/it is hoping
we are hoping
you are hoping
they are hoping
Present perfect
I have hoped
you have hoped
he/she/it has hoped
we have hoped
you have hoped
they have hoped
Present perfect continuous
I have been hoping
you have been hoping
he/she/it has been hoping
we have been hoping
you have been hoping
they have been hoping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I hoped
you hoped
he/she/it hoped
we hoped
you hoped
they hoped
Past continuous
I was hoping
you were hoping
he/she/it was hoping
we were hoping
you were hoping
they were hoping
Past perfect
I had hoped
you had hoped
he/she/it had hoped
we had hoped
you had hoped
they had hoped
Past perfect continuous
I had been hoping
you had been hoping
he/she/it had been hoping
we had been hoping
you had been hoping
they had been hoping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will hope
you will hope
he/she/it will hope
we will hope
you will hope
they will hope
Future continuous
I will be hoping
you will be hoping
he/she/it will be hoping
we will be hoping
you will be hoping
they will be hoping
Future perfect
I will have hoped
you will have hoped
he/she/it will have hoped
we will have hoped
you will have hoped
they will have hoped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been hoping
you will have been hoping
he/she/it will have been hoping
we will have been hoping
you will have been hoping
they will have been hoping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would hope
you would hope
he/she/it would hope
we would hope
you would hope
they would hope
Conditional continuous
I would be hoping
you would be hoping
he/she/it would be hoping
we would be hoping
you would be hoping
they would be hoping
Conditional perfect
I would have hope
you would have hope
he/she/it would have hope
we would have hope
you would have hope
they would have hope
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been hoping
you would have been hoping
he/she/it would have been hoping
we would have been hoping
you would have been hoping
they would have been hoping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you hope
we let´s hope
you hope
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to hope
Past participle
hoped
Present Participle
hoping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOPE


antelope
ˈæntɪˌləʊp
cope
kəʊp
dope
dəʊp
envelope
ˈɛnvəˌləʊp
grope
ɡrəʊp
horoscope
ˈhɒrəˌskəʊp
isotope
ˈaɪsəˌtəʊp
kaleidoscope
kəˈlaɪdəˌskəʊp
microscope
ˈmaɪkrəˌskəʊp
nope
nəʊp
ope
əʊp
oscilloscope
ɒˈsɪləˌskəʊp
pope
pəʊp
rope
rəʊp
scope
skəʊp
slope
sləʊp
soap
səʊp
taupe
təʊp
telescope
ˈtɛlɪˌskəʊp
tope
təʊp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOPE

hop pole
hop trefoil
hop-o´-my-thumb
hop-picker
hop-picking
hop, skip, and jump
hop, step, and jump
hopbind
hopdog
hope chest
hoped-for
hopeful
hopefully
hopefulness
Hopeh
Hopei
hopeless
hopelessly
hopelessness
hoper

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOPE

Central Europe
Eastern Europe
electron microscope
epitope
Europe
Good Hope
gyroscope
Hubble space telescope
not a hope
Penelope
pyrope
self-addressed envelope
self-addressed stamped envelope
stanhope
stethoscope
the rope
tightrope
trope
wire rope
zoetrope

Synonyms and antonyms of hope in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HOPE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hope» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hope

Translation of «hope» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOPE

Find out the translation of hope to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hope from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hope» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

希望
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esperanza
570 millions of speakers

English

hope
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आशा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أَمَل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

надежда
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

esperança
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আশা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

espoir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Harapan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hoffnung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

希望
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

희망
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pangarep-arep
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

niềm hy vọng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நம்புகிறேன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आशा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

umut
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

speranza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nadzieja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

надія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

speranță
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ελπίδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hoop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hopp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

håp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hope

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOPE»

The term «hope» is very widely used and occupies the 361 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of hope
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «hope».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOPE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hope» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hope» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hope

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10 QUOTES WITH «HOPE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hope.
1
Jean Anouilh
Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope, that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it.
2
Colin Baker
I hope I'm always convincing when I act!
3
Stephen Baldwin
I've always competed in those shows. Like, I won 'Fear Factor', I did 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here', I did 'The Mole', 'Celebrity Apprentice' with Donald Trump. I've done a lot of those shows, all in the hope of being a blessing to my mom's organization.
4
Graeme Base
My only real hobby is playing music. I write a lot of music on guitar and keyboards and hope one day to make a record or maybe even write the score for a film.
5
Steven Blum
One of my biggest superstitions is to never speak about the future out loud. Let's just say I got a lot out there and I hope to keep on going.
6
Peter Bondra
Our team has a lot of talent. I hope that soon we will break out with four or five goals and avoid overtime.
7
Regina Brett
I usually give a book 40 pages. If it doesn't grab me by then, adios. With young adult books, you can usually tell by Page 4 if it's worth the time. The author establishes the conflict early, sometimes in the first sentence. The themes of hope, family, friendship and overcoming hardship appeal to most everyone.
8
Bob Brown
I have seen such an immense change from the total repression and criminality of homosexuality in my lifetime. It does make me much more buoyant and optimistic about the future. If that change can occur in that time there's hope for many other changes.
9
James Cameron
Every time you dive, you hope you'll see something new - some new species. Sometimes the ocean gives you a gift, sometimes it doesn't.
10
Dixie Carter
Certainly if we hope do enhance and extend whatever natural assets we were given, we must expect to make an effort, if not actually great labor.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOPE»

Discover the use of hope in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hope and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Hope
For the young girl in Hope, weekends at her great-aunt Poogee's are the best.
Isabell Monk, 2011
2
A Shining Thread of Hope
A Shining Thread of Hope chronicles the lives of black women from indentured servitude in the early American colonies to the cruelty of antebellum plantations, from the reign of lynch law in the Jim Crow South to the triumphs of the Civil ...
Darlene Clark Hine, Kathleen Thompson, 2009
3
Hope
Even when the sun appears to be setting, it is in reality rising, much like in one's way of living, where HOPE is always on the horizon, just waiting to be incorporated into your life.
James Cook, 2010
4
Hope
Bernard Samson returns to Berlin in the second novel in the classic spy trilogy, FAITH, HOPE and CHARITY.
Len Deighton, 2011
5
Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World ...
Each chapter of the book covers a year in which the author takes one particular country case and tells the story - and each case throws light on particular US tactics of intervention.
William Blum, 2003
6
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
At the heart of this book is Barack Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems.
Barack Obama, 2006
7
Hope for the Flowers
Stripe, an ambitious young caterpillar, abandons his struggle to reach the top when he meets a lovely yellow butterfly
‎1972
8
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
"My name is Tucker Max, and I am an asshole.
Tucker Max, 2009
9
Hope
One that changed everything And the lives of everyone he loved a secret that placed all of their lives in jeopardy. Four young people are about to change the world Sometimes all you need is HOPE.
Robert De Cristo Fano, 2011
10
Hope: New Philosophies for Change
First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Mary Zournazi, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOPE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hope is used in the context of the following news items.
1
ESPYs 2015 Red Carpet Arrivals [PHOTOS]: Britney Spears, Kylie …
U.S. women's national soccer team goalie Hope Solo wore a floor-length grey dress covered in sequins. Solo and her team defeated Japan in ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
2
Hope Solo On Sharing ESPYs Spotlight With Caitlyn Jenner: 'Step …
Hope Solo is still glowing from her team's World Cup win, and the soccer star has no plans to exit the spotlight – even if she has to share it! «Access Hollywood, Jul 15»
3
Hidden camera catches abuse at New Hope nursing home; 10 fired …
Two former employees of a New Hope nursing home may face criminal charges after hidden "granny cams" set up by concerned family ... «TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, Jul 15»
4
[PHOTOS] Hope Solo's Dress At ESPYs 2015 — Stuns In Long …
Talk about a stunning lady! Hope Solo walked the red carpet at the 2015 ESPY Awards, and she couldn't look better. Even in the heat, she went ... «Hollywood Life, Jul 15»
5
Accused teen-basher Hope Solo gets 'Kids' Choice' spot | New York …
US women's national team goalie Hope Solo arrives in Los Angeles after winning the World Cup. Photo: Getty Images ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
6
Can Bears make the playoffs? NFL history offers hope - Chicago …
Hope for Bears? Over last decade, 24 percent of teams 5-11 or worse made playoffs next year. The crunching noise of shoulder pads colliding is not far off with ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
7
Hope for Tsinghua? The China-US deals that did go through
Hope for Tsinghua? The China-US deals that did go through. SHARES. More From Mergers and Acquisitions. The biggest Chinese ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
8
Volunteers to work with Focus: HOPE on massive, 100-block blight …
Focus: HOPE has assessed each property in the target area. Volunteers will clear away trash, board up vacant properties, plant flowers and rain gardens, and ... «WDIV Detroit, Jul 15»
9
The shocking photos many hope will inspire stronger US action in …
The curators of this collection hope the difficult photos will inspire compassion, but also jolt Americans into demanding more for casualties of ... «Religion News Service, Jul 15»
10
Evangeline Lilly Opens Up On Why She Always Had Hope For 'Ant …
But Lilly and Hope were not always fated to meet. Speaking with MTV's Josh Horowitz, Lilly says that she was in a unique position once Edgar ... «MTV.com, Jul 15»

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