Meaning of “hope” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /həʊp/

A2 [ I, T ] to want something to happen or be true:

[ + (that) ] I hope that the bus won't be late.
We had hoped for better weather than this.
"Do you think it's going to rain?" "I hope not!"
"Is he coming?" "I hope so."
hope to do sth

B1 to intend to do something:

Dad hopes to retire next year.

(Definition of “hope verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)