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Another word for hope

  1. Reliance upon the future

      1. (--- Christianity) Secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will viewed as a theological virtue.
      2. Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance:
      3. A set of religious doctrines; a body of dogma:
      1. A reason or warrant for looking forward to something; prospect for the future, as of advancement or prosperity
      2. Prospects, especially of success or gain.
      3. Something expected:
      1. Trust or faith in a person or thing:
      2. Belief in one's own abilities; self-confidence
      3. Firm belief; trust; reliance
  2. The object of hope

      1. A polite request with some of the force of an order
      2. Expressed desire for a person's well-being, good fortune, etc.
      3. A feeling that one would like to have or do something or to see something happen; a desire, longing, or strong inclination for a specific thing.
      1. Interest in or regard for a person or thing
      2. Regard for or interest in someone or something:
      3. A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
      1. The act of drawing something, as liquid or a foreign object, into the respiratory tract when taking a breath.
      2. An object of such desire; an ambition.
      3. A speech sound produced with an aspirate.
      1. The score made
      2. An object or end that one strives to attain; aim
      3. (Sports) A structure or area into which players endeavor to propel a ball or puck in order to score points.
      1. Indication, as of a successful prospect or future; basis for expectation
      2. A declaration assuring that one will or will not do something; a vow.
      3. Indication of something favorable to come; expectation:
      1. Anything so lovely, charming, transitory, etc. as to seem dreamlike
      2. A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.
      3. A wild fancy or unrealistic hope:
      1. (Place, proper) An imaginary island described in a book of the same name by Sir Thomas More (1516) as having a perfect political and social system
      2. A novel or other work depicting a utopian society or place
      3. A work of fiction describing a utopia.
      1. Any place regarded as the realization of one's hopes
      2. In the Bible, the land promised by God to Abraham's descendants, identified with the land of Canaan.
      3. Alternative form of Promised Land.
      1. The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events; luck:
      2. Success, especially when at least partially resulting from luck:
      3. The entity or power believed by some to bring good or bad luck to people; luck; chance; fate
      1. Money offered or given for some special service, such as the return of a lost article or the capture of a criminal.
      2. Something given in return for good or, sometimes, evil, or for service or merit
      3. A consequence that happens to someone as a result of worthy or unworthy behavior:
      1. (Electronics) An increase in signal power, voltage, or current by an amplifier, expressed as the ratio of output to input.
      2. An increase in amount or degree:
      3. (Electronics) An increase in signal strength when transmitted from one point to another: often expressed in decibels
      1. Something that has been achieved, especially by means of skill or perseverance:
      2. The process of achieving something:
      3. A thing achieved, esp. by skill, work, courage, etc.; feat
  3. A reason for hope

      1. The state of being supported:
      2. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
      3. The act of supporting:
      1. One that serves as a means of support or assistance.
      2. An object placed beneath or against a structure to keep it from falling or shaking; a support.
      3. A person or thing that gives support or aid to a person, institution, etc.
      1. A stay, or line, extending forward from the mainmast, supporting it and holding it in position
      2. A chief support
      3. (Nautical) A strong rope that serves to steady and support the mainmast of a sailing vessel.
      1. The state or quality of being strong; physical power or capacity:
      2. The ability to deal with difficult situations or to maintain a moral or intellectual position:
      3. A source of strength or support
      1. A plan or an option considered with regard to its probable consequence:
      2. An agreement usually between two parties that the one who has made an incorrect prediction about an uncertain outcome will forfeit something stipulated to the other; a wager:
      3. The thing or person that something is or may be thus staked on
      1. A mixture of silica sand and plaster which, by surrounding a wax pattern, creates a negative mold of the form used for casting, among other metals, bronze.
      2. Anything in which money is or may be invested
      3. (Finance) A placement of capital in expectation of deriving income or profit from its use.
      1. Confident or unquestioning belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.
      2. A set of religious doctrines; a body of dogma:
      3. Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance:
      1. Ability to stand pain, distress, fatigue, etc.; fortitude
      2. The act, quality, or power of withstanding hardship or stress:
      3. The state or fact of persevering:
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