entertain a hope

entertain a hope
continue hoping, cherish a dream

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Hope — • The desire of something together with the expectation of obtaining it Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Hope     Hope     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • hope — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 belief that sth you want will happen ADJECTIVE ▪ deep (esp. AmE), fervent, great ▪ a feeling of considerable hope ▪ It is my fervent hope that you will be able to take this project forward …   Collocations dictionary

  • hope — I. n. 1. Trust, confidence, faith, reliance. 2. Expectancy, trustful longing, waiting under the possibility of fulfilment, sense of possible fulfilment. 3. Possibility of good, chance of the desired end, room for expectation, chance of a… …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Hope — Hope, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hoped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hoping}.] [AS. hopian; akin to D. hopen, Sw. hoppan, Dan. haabe, G. hoffen. See 2nd {Hope}.] 1. To entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good, or of something welcome, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hope,Bob — Hope, Bob. Originally Leslie Towne Hope. Born 1903. British born American entertainer. He costarred with Bing Crosby in the popular “Road” films, beginning with the Road to Singapore (1940). Since 1940 he has traveled extensively to entertain U.S …   Universalium

  • Hope, Bob — orig. Leslie Townes Hope born May 29, 1903, Eltham, Eng. died July 27, 2003, Toluca Lake, Calif., U.S. British born U.S. actor. His family immigrated to Ohio when he was four years old. He created a song and comedy vaudeville act and in 1933 won… …   Universalium

  • hope — I n. 1) to arouse, inspire, stir up hope 2) to raise smb. s hopes 3) to express, voice a hope 4) to cherish, entertain, nurse a hope 5) to pin, place, put one s hopes on 6) to dash, deflate, dispel; thwart smb. s hopes 7) to abandon, give up hope …   Combinatory dictionary

  • entertain — verb 1 invite sb to eat/drink with you ADVERB ▪ lavishly ▪ The Bradfords always entertained lavishly at Christmas. PREPOSITION ▪ to (BrE) ▪ They entertained us to lunch in their new house …   Collocations dictionary

  • Hope — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Hope >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 hope hope hopes Sgm: N 1 desire desire &c. 865 Sgm: N 1 fervent hope fervent hope sanguine expectation trust confidence reliance Sgm: N 1 faith …   English dictionary for students

  • entertain — en|ter|tain [ˌentəˈteın US tər ] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: entretenir to hold together, support , from tenir to hold ] 1.) [I and T] to amuse or interest people in a way that gives them pleasure entertain sb with sth ▪ She… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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