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Definitions of wish

  1. To have a strong desire, either for what is or is not supposed to be obtainable; to be disposed or inclined; to have a feeling that partakes of hope or fear. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To desire; have a wish or longing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To desire; to long for; to hanker after; to have a mind or disposition toward. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To recommend; to seek confidence or favor in behalf of. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To desire or long for; to crave; to express desire for; to desire for someone else; as, to wish one good fortune. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To desire or long for: to ask: to invoke. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To desire: ask. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To have a strong desire: with for or an infinitive. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To have a desire: to long (so in B.): to be inclined. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To have a desire; be inclined. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. have in mind; "I will take the exam tomorrow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. order politely; express a wish for Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. make or express a wish; "I wish that Christmas were over" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. hope for; have a wish; "I wish I could go home now" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. To desire; to long for; to desire eagerly or ardently; to imprecate; to express desire. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To desire; to be disposed or inclined; to long for; to call down upon. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. the particular preference that you have; "it was his last wish"; "they should respect the wishes of the people" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. Desire; eager desire; longing. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Expression of desire; request; petition; hence, invocation or imprecation. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A thing desired; an object of desire. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Strong or eager desire; the object or thing desired; a request. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. WISHER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. A desire; expression of desire; thing desired. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. A desire or longing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A request or petition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Something wished for. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Eager desire; desire expressed; thing desired. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. Desire; eager desire; the thing desired. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for wish

  1. " I wish it, I wish it! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. So I wish your mouseship a good night." – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
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