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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

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


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:

Wishing \Wish"ing\, a. & n. from Wish, v. t. [1913 Webster] Wishing bone. See Wishbone. Wishing cap, a cap fabled to give one whatever he wishes for when wearing it. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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