hope (http://definr.com/hope)

     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: Hope, {Bob
        Hope}, Leslie Townes Hope]
     6: one of the three Christian virtues
     v 1: expect with desire; "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]