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

 hope /ˈhop/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hope v. t.
 1. To desire with expectation or with belief in the possibility or prospect of obtaining; to look forward to as a thing desirable, with the expectation of obtaining it; to cherish hopes of.
    We hope no other from your majesty.   --Shak.
    [Charity] hopeth all things.   --1 Cor. xiii. 7.
 2. To expect; to fear. [Obs.] “I hope he will be dead.”
 Note:Hope is often used colloquially regarding uncertainties, with no reference to the future. “I hope she takes me to be flesh and blood.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hope n.
 1. A sloping plain between mountain ridges. [Obs.]
 2. A small bay; an inlet; a haven. [Scot.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hope, n.
 1. A desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable; an expectation of something which is thought to be desirable; confidence; pleasing expectancy.
    The hypocrite's hope shall perish.   --Job vii. 13.
    He wished, but not with hope.   --Milton.
    New thoughts of God, new hopes of Heaven.   --Keble.
 2. One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good.
    The Lord will be the hope of his people.   --Joel iii. 16.
    A young gentleman of great hopes, whose love of learning was highly commendable.   --Macaulay.
 3. That which is hoped for; an object of hope.
    Lavina is thine elder brother's hope.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hope, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hoped p. pr. & vb. n. Hoping.]
 1. To entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good, or of something welcome, with expectation of obtaining it or belief that it is obtainable; to expect; -- usually followed by for. Hope for good success.”
    But I will hope continually.   --Ps. lxxi. 14.
 2. To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; -- usually followed by in. “I hope in thy word.”
    Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God.   --Ps. xlii. 11.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a specific instance of feeling hopeful; "it revived their
           hope of winning the pennant"
      2: the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; "in
         spite of his troubles he never gave up hope" [ant: despair]
      3: grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; "there is
         little or no promise that he will recover" [syn: promise]
      4: someone (or something) on which expectations are centered;
         "he was their best hope for a victory"
      5: United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in
         films with Bing Crosby (born in 1903) [syn: Bob Hope, Leslie
         Townes Hope]
      6: one of the three Christian virtues
      v 1: expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now
           on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a
           raise" [syn: trust, desire]
      2: be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes; "I am still
         hoping that all will turn out well" [ant: despair]
      3: intend with some possibility of fulfilment; "I hope to have
         finished this work by tomorrow evening" [syn: go for]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    one of the three main elements of Christian character (1 Cor.
    13:13). It is joined to faith and love, and is opposed to seeing
    or possessing (Rom. 8:24; 1 John 3:2). "Hope is an essential and
    fundamental element of Christian life, so essential indeed,
    that, like faith and love, it can itself designate the essence
    of Christianity (1 Pet. 3:15; Heb. 10:23). In it the whole glory
    of the Christian vocation is centred (Eph. 1:18; 4:4)."
    Unbelievers are without this hope (Eph. 2:12; 1 Thess. 4:13).
    Christ is the actual object of the believer's hope, because it
    is in his second coming that the hope of glory will be fulfilled
    (1 Tim. 1:1; Col. 1:27; Titus 2:13). It is spoken of as
    "lively", i.e., a living, hope, a hope not frail and perishable,
    but having a perennial life (1 Pet. 1:3). In Rom. 5:2 the "hope"
    spoken of is probably objective, i.e., "the hope set before us,"
    namely, eternal life (comp. 12:12). In 1 John 3:3 the expression
    "hope in him" ought rather to be, as in the Revised Version,
    "hope on him," i.e., a hope based on God.