1. 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. We hope no other from your majesty. (Shak) Charity hopeth all things. (1 cor. Xiii. 7)
2. To expect; to fear. I hope he will be dead.
hope is often used colloquially regarding uncertainties, with no reference to the future. I hope she takes me to be flesh and blood.