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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hope·ful /ˈhopfəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hope·ful a.
 1. Full of hope, or agreeable expectation; inclined to hope; expectant.
    Men of their own natural inclination hopeful and strongly conceited.   --Hooker.
 2. Having qualities which excite hope; affording promise of good or of success; as, a hopeful youth; a hopeful prospect. Hopeful scholars.”
 -- Hope*ful*ly, adv. -- Hope*ful*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having or manifesting or inspiring hope; "a line of people
             hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of
             attacking the problem" [ant: hopeless]
      2: presaging good fortune; "she made a fortunate decision to go
         to medical school"; "rosy predictions" [syn: fortunate,
      n : an ambitious and aspiring young person; "a lofty aspirant";
          "two executive hopefuls joined the firm"; "the audience
          was full of Madonna wannabes" [syn: aspirant, aspirer,
           wannabe, wannabee]