verb (used with object), hoped, hop·ing.
verb (used without object), hoped, hop·ing.
Origin of hope
Synonyms for hope
Examples from the Web for hoping
Contemporary Examples of hoping
But for those on the Israeli right who are hoping that this deferred dream will just fade away, they can forget it.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead
January 2, 2015
What image are you hoping people who pick up this book and read it, come away with?Tim Howard’s Wall of Intensity
December 22, 2014
We later learned that she had left him and was hoping he would catch the hint.A Million Ways to Die in Prison
December 8, 2014
They told me that Advent was all about waiting and hoping – that they were indeed a community of waiting and hoping.
But for all of us, a lot of life is still waiting and hoping.
Historical Examples of hoping
"Here's hoping we'll soon be back in God's own country," said Oldaker, raising his glass.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
I am hoping that some readers will look on this collection primarily as a book of poems.The Garden of Bright Waters
With clouded brow he eagerly scanned the empty fields, hoping for help.In the Midst of Alarms
I know you said you wouldn't meet me, but I'm hoping you'll change your mind.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
He was looking up at the crowd, hoping to see his father and brother.Buried Cities, Part 2
Word Origin for hope
c.1300, verbal noun from 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.
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