[hohp-fuh-lee] /ˈhoʊp fə li/
in a manner:
We worked hopefully and energetically, thinking we might finish first.
it is hoped; if all goes well:
Hopefully, we will get to the show on time.
in a hopeful manner
(informal) it is hoped: hopefully they will be here soon
1630s, “in a hopeful manner,” from hopeful + -ly (2). As a replacement for the admittedly awkward it is to be hoped that attested from 1932 but avoided by careful writers.
noun, Biology. 1. a hypothetical individual organism that, by means of a fortuitous macromutation permitting an adaptive shift to a new mode of life, becomes the founder of a new type of organism and a vehicle of macroevolution.
[hohp-fuh l] /ˈhoʊp fəl/ adjective 1. full of ; expressing : His hopeful words stimulated optimism. 2. exciting ; promising advantage or success: a hopeful prospect. noun 3. a person who shows promise or aspires to success: the Democratic presidential hopeful. /ˈhəʊpfʊl/ adjective 1. having or expressing hope 2. giving or inspiring hope; promising noun […]
[hoh-pey; Chinese huh-bey] /ˈhoʊˈpeɪ; Chinese ˈhʌˈbeɪ/ noun 1. Older Spelling. . /ˈhəʊˈpeɪ/ noun 1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Hebei
[hohp-lis] /ˈhoʊp lɪs/ adjective 1. providing no ; beyond optimism or ; desperate: a hopeless case of cancer. 2. without ; despairing: hopeless grief. 3. impossible to accomplish, solve, resolve, etc.: Balancing my budget is hopeless. 4. not able to learn or act, perform, or work as desired; inadequate for the purpose: As a bridge […]