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NOUN (4)

1. a specific feeling of desire;
- Example: "he got his wish"
- Example: "he was above all wishing and desire"
[syn: wish, wishing, want]

2. an expression of some desire or inclination;
- Example: "I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave"
- Example: "his crying was an indirect request for attention"
[syn: wish, indirect request]

3. (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare;
- Example: "give him my kind regards"
- Example: "my best wishes"
[syn: regard, wish, compliments]

4. the particular preference that you have;
- Example: "it was his last wish"
- Example: "they should respect the wishes of the people"


VERB (6)

1. hope for; have a wish;
- Example: "I wish I could go home now"

2. prefer or wish to do something;
- Example: "Do you care to try this dish?"
- Example: "Would you like to come along to the movies?"
[syn: wish, care, like]

3. make or express a wish;
- Example: "I wish that Christmas were over"

4. feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of;
[syn: wish, wish well]

5. order politely; express a wish for;

6. invoke upon;
- Example: "wish you a nice evening"
- Example: "bid farewell"
[syn: wish, bid]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wish \Wish\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wished; p. pr. & vb. n. Wishing.] [OE. wischen, weschen, wuschen, AS. w?scan; akin to D. wenschen, G. w["u]nschen, Icel. [ae]eskja, Dan. ["o]nske, Sw. ["o]nska; from AS. w?sc a wish; akin to OD. & G. wunsch, OHG. wunsc, Icel. ?sk, Skr. v[=a]?ch[=a] a wish, v[=a]?ch to wish; also to Skr. van to like, to wish. ?. See Winsome, Win, v. t., and cf. Wistful.] [1913 Webster] 1. To have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker. [1913 Webster] They cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day. --Acts xxvii. 29. [1913 Webster] This is as good an argument as an antiquary could wish for. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wish \Wish\, v. t. 1. To desire; to long for; to hanker after; to have a mind or disposition toward. [1913 Webster] I would not wish Any companion in the world but you. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper. --3. John 2. [1913 Webster] 2. To frame or express desires concerning; to invoke in favor of, or against, any one; to attribute, or cal down, in desire; to invoke; to imprecate. [1913 Webster] I would not wish them to a fairer death. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I wish it may not prove some ominous foretoken of misfortune to have met with such a miser as I am. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] Let them be driven backward, and put to shame, that wish me evil. --Ps. xl. 14. [1913 Webster] 3. To recommend; to seek confidence or favor in behalf of. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] I would be glad to thrive, sir, And I was wished to your worship by a gentleman. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] Syn: See Desire. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wish \Wish\, n. 1. Desire; eager desire; longing. [1913 Webster] Behold, I am according to thy wish in God a stead. --Job xxxiii. 6. [1913 Webster] 2. Expression of desire; request; petition; hence, invocation or imprecation. [1913 Webster] Blistered be thy tongue for such a wish. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A thing desired; an object of desire. [1913 Webster] Will he, wise, let loose at once his ire . . . To give his enemies their wish! --Milton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

wish n 1: a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire" [syn: wish, wishing, want] 2: an expression of some desire or inclination; "I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave"; "his crying was an indirect request for attention" [syn: wish, indirect request] 3: (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare; "give him my kind regards"; "my best wishes" [syn: regard, wish, compliments] 4: the particular preference that you have; "it was his last wish"; "they should respect the wishes of the people" v 1: hope for; have a wish; "I wish I could go home now" 2: prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?" [syn: wish, care, like] 3: make or express a wish; "I wish that Christmas were over" 4: feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of [syn: wish, wish well] [ant: begrudge, resent] 5: order politely; express a wish for 6: invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell" [syn: wish, bid]
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