Meaning of “hope” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /həʊp/
Extra Examples
I hope you get better soon.I sincerely hope that this never happens again."Is Ben coming to the party?" "I hope so."I hope you enjoy your meal.I'm hoping she'll sell me her car.

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)