ray of hope

Definition of ray of hope

  1. :  something that holds the promise of hope This new medicine is a ray of hope for/to thousands of people.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  any of an order (Rajiformes) of usually marine cartilaginous fishes (such as stingrays and skates) having the body flattened dorsoventrally, the eyes on the upper surface, and enlarged pectoral fins fused with the head

  1. :  any of the lines of light that appear to radiate from a bright object

    :  a beam of radiant energy (such as light) of small cross section

    :  a stream of material particles traveling in the same line (as in radioactive phenomena)

  1. :  to shine in or as if in rays

    :  to issue as rays

    :  to extend like the radii of a circle :  radiate

  1. :  to cherish a desire with anticipation :  to want something to happen or be true

    :  trust

    :  to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment

  1. :  trust, reliance

    :  desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment

    :  expectation of fulfillment or success

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