verb (used with object), hoped, hop·ing.
verb (used without object), hoped, hop·ing.
Origin of hope
Synonyms for hope
Related Words for hopedhold, assume, wish, anticipate, expect, cherish, believe, desire, rely, foresee, pray, await, contemplate, suspect, sweat, presume, aspire, suppose, trust, surmise
Examples from the Web for hoped
Contemporary Examples of hoped
They had hoped the autopsy would show Brinsley had eaten something that would point them in the right direction.Exclusive: Inside a Cop-Killer’s Final Hours
December 31, 2014
He hoped also to be a chaplain through his local church, and he was nearing the end of his formal training.
Liu had just gotten married two months before and hoped to start a family right away.
She hoped the church, which reinforced her views, would be a good environment for him, he explained.Beaten By His Church for Being Gay
December 16, 2014
And then we planned (or hoped) to make that back in ticket sales.How Much Money Does a Band Really Make on Tour?
December 8, 2014
Historical Examples of hoped
And he had hoped so cheerfully all the time to do something.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
“We hoped to receive counsel from our uncle at Hyde,” added Ambrose.
His uncle appeared at the door just as he had hoped Perronel was ready.
His forte was not in public speaking, but he hoped they would take the will for the deed.Explorations in Australia
It is only to be hoped that they will never have the opportunity.
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