noun: hope; plural noun: hopes
a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.
"he looked through her belongings in the hope of coming across some information"synonyms:aspiration, desire, wish, expectation, ambition, aim, goal, plan, design; More
"I had high hopes"
a person or thing that may help or save someone.
"their only hope is surgery"
grounds for believing that something good may happen.
"he does see some hope for the future"synonyms:hopefulness, optimism, expectation, expectancy; More
"a life filled with hope"
a feeling of trust.
verb: hope; 3rd person present: hopes; past tense: hoped; past participle: hoped; gerund or present participle: hoping
want something to happen or be the case.
"he's hoping for an offer of compensation"synonyms:expect, anticipate, look for, be hopeful of, pin one's hopes on, want; More
wish for, long for, dream of
"he's hoping for a medal"
late Old English hopa (noun), hopian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hoop (noun), hopen (verb), and German hoffen (verb).