1. (n.) A sloping plain between mountain ridges.

2. (n.) A small bay; an inlet; a haven.

3. (n.) A desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable; an expectation of something which is thought to be desirable; confidence; pleasing expectancy.

4. (n.) One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good.

5. (n.) That which is hoped for; an object of hope.

6. (v. i.) To entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good, or of something welcome, with expectation of obtaining it or belief that it is obtainable; to expect; -- usually followed by for.

7. (v. i.) To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; -- usually followed by in.

8. (v. t.) To desire with expectation or with belief in the possibility or prospect of obtaining; to look forward to as a thing desirable, with the expectation of obtaining it; to cherish hopes of.

9. (v. t.) To expect; to fear.

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