verb (used with object), hoped, hop·ing.
verb (used without object), hoped, hop·ing.
- hop, step, and jump,
- hope against hope,
- hope chest,
- hope diamond,
- hope springs eternal,
- hope, anthony
Origin of hope
Examples from the Web for hope
The hope was that greater transparency about performance would drive results.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Speaking to a local radio station today Antonella Ramelli said the video gives her hope.Jihadis Release New Year’s Eve Video of Italian Female Hostages|Jamie Dettmer, Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“The closer we get to ‘16, the tougher it’s going to be, so I hope we start quickly,” he said.Can This Republican Bring the GOP Back to Its Senses on Immigration?|Tim Mak|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We hope that the aircraft is found quickly, and we can find out the cause of what has happened,” he said.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now imagine that one day hope appeared, an unexpected opportunity to free yourself, to finally be yourself.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.|James Joiner|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a hope which came from something one of the great poets of the past had said, in prophecy.How to Tell Stories to Children|Sara Cone Bryant
Naturally the gentlemen were enchanted, so I hope Auntie Rachel isn't terribly shocked.The Christian|Hall Caine
Footsteps again aroused her, and she started up with a feeling of hope animating her to renewed effort.Clemence|Retta Babcock
Here is his letter, and I hope you will tell me candidly what you think.The Perpetual Curate|Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
"I hope you have made no mistake, my lad," anxiously said Captain Daly.Wizard Will|Prentiss Ingraham
Word Origin for hope
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.
Old English hopa, from hope (v.). Cf. Old Frisian and Middle Dutch hope, Dutch hoop, all from their respective verbs.
In addition to the idioms beginning with hope
- hope against hope
- hope springs eternal
- great white hope
- in hopes of
- live in (hope of)
- not a hope in hell
- pin one's hopes on
- while there's life, there's hope