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Hope

[hohp] /hoʊp/
noun
1.
Anthony, pen name of Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins.
2.
Bob (Leslie Townes Hope) 1903–2003, U.S. comedian, born in England.
3.
John, 1868–1936, U.S. educator.
4.
a town in SW Arkansas.
5.
a female given name.
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hope

/həʊp/
noun
1.
(sometimes pl) a feeling of desire for something and confidence in the possibility of its fulfilment: his hope for peace was justified, their hopes were dashed
2.
a reasonable ground for this feeling: there is still hope
3.
a person or thing that gives cause for hope
4.
a thing, situation, or event that is desired: my hope is that prices will fall
5.
not a hope, some hope, used ironically to express little confidence that expectations will be fulfilled
verb
6.
(transitive; takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to desire (something) with some possibility of fulfilment: we hope you can come, I hope to tell you
7.
(intransitive) often foll by for. to have a wish (for a future event, situation, etc)
8.
(transitive; takes a clause as object) to trust, expect, or believe: we hope that this is satisfactory
Derived Forms
hoper, noun
Word Origin
Old English hopa; related to Old Frisian hope, Dutch hoop, Middle High German hoffe

Hope

/həʊp/
noun
1.
Anthony, real name Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins. 1863–1933, English novelist; author of The Prisoner of Zenda (1894)
2.
Bob, real name Leslie Townes Hope. 1903–2003, US comedian and comic actor, born in England. His films include The Cat and the Canary (1939), Road to Morocco (1942), and The Paleface (1947). He was awarded an honorary knighthood in 1998
3.
David (Michael). Baron. born 1940, British churchman, Archbishop of York (1995–2005)
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Word Origin and History for bob hope

hope

v.

Old English hopian "wish, expect, look forward (to something)," of unknown origin, a general North Sea Germanic word (cf. Old Frisian hopia, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch hopen; Middle High German hoffen "to hope," borrowed from Low German). Some suggest a connection with hop (v.) on the notion of "leaping in expectation" [Klein]. Related: Hoped; hoping.

n.

Old English hopa, from hope (v.). Cf. Old Frisian and Middle Dutch hope, Dutch hoop, all from their respective verbs.

hope

n.

Old English hopa, from hope (v.). Cf. Old Frisian and Middle Dutch hope, Dutch hoop, all from their respective verbs.

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