‘I have been very hopeful.’; ‘I am hopeful that I will recover from the disease.’;
A person who is running in an election.
‘Smith announced he was the party's candidate for the next election.’;
A person who is applying for a job.
‘All candidates who miss the deadline or make a spelling mistake in their applications are automatically rejected.’;
Somebody who is hoping for success or victory, especially as a candidate in a political election
‘Several presidential hopefuls are campaigning in New Hampshire this week.’;
A participant in an examination.
‘Candidates must remain silent for the entirety of the exam.’;
Full of hope, or agreeable expectation; inclined to hope; expectant.
‘Men of their own natural inclination hopeful and strongly conceited.’;
Something or somebody that may be suitable.
‘After being presented with various suitors, she decided none of the candidates were the kind of man she was looking for.’;
Having qualities which excite hope; affording promise of good or of success; as, a hopeful youth; a hopeful prospect.
(genetics) A gene which may play a role in a given disease.
an ambitious and aspiring young person;
‘a lofty aspirant’; ‘two executive hopefuls joined the firm’; ‘the audience was full of Madonna wannabes’;
(uncommon) To stand as a candidate for an office, especially a religious one.
having or manifesting or inspiring hope;
‘a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets’; ‘found a hopeful way of attacking the problem’;
To make or name (something) a candidate (for use, for study as a next project, for investigation as a possible cause of something, etc).
presaging good fortune;
‘she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school’; ‘rosy predictions’;
One who offers himself, or is put forward by others, as a suitable person or an aspirant or contestant for an office, privilege, or honor; as, a candidate for the office of governor; a candidate for holy orders; a candidate for scholastic honors.
a politician who is running for public office
someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
A candidate, or nominee, is the prospective recipient of an award or honor, or a person seeking or being considered for some kind of position; for example: to be elected to an office — in this case a candidate selection procedure occurs. to receive membership in a group is part of the process of selecting a candidate for either election to an office by a political party, or the bestowing of an honor or award.