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Definitions of wish

  1. invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare; "give him my kind regards"; "my best wishes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. have in mind; "I will take the exam tomorrow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the particular preference that you have; "it was his last wish"; "they should respect the wishes of the people" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. order politely; express a wish for Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. make or express a wish; "I wish that Christmas were over" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. hope for; have a wish; "I wish I could go home now" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To desire; to long for; to hanker after; to have a mind or disposition toward. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. To recommend; to seek confidence or favor in behalf of. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Desire; eager desire; longing. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Expression of desire; request; petition; hence, invocation or imprecation. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A thing desired; an object of desire. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To have a strong desire: with for or an infinitive. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. 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.
  21. Strong or eager desire; the object or thing desired; a request. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To have a desire: to long (so in B.): to be inclined. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. To desire or long for: to ask: to invoke. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Desire, longing: thing desired: expression of desire. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. WISHER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. A desire; expression of desire; thing desired. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. To desire: ask. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To have a desire; be inclined. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. To desire; have a wish or longing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A desire or longing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A request or petition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Something wished for. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Eager desire; desire expressed; thing desired. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. Desire; eager desire; the thing desired. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. 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.
  38. wish, v.i. to have a desire: to long (so in B.): to be inclined.--v.t. to desire or long for: to ask: to invoke: (Shak.) to recommend.--n. desire, longing: thing desired: expression of desire.--n. WISH'ER.--adj. WISH'FUL, having a wish or desire: eager.--adv. WISH'FULLY.--ns. WISH'FULNESS; WISH'ING-BONE, WISH'-BONE, the furcula or merrythought of a fowl; WISH'ING-CAP, a cap by wearing which one obtains everything he wishes. [A.S. wýscan--wúsc, a wish; Ger. wünschen, Sw. önska.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  39. Have as a desire or aspiration (that-clause with that usu. omitted, or obj. & compl.; w. I had never been born, were or was a bird, may live to see it; w. you would be quiet; it is to be wished that, is desirable that; I w. it may not prove, fear it will; could not w. it better; w. oneself dead, home, at home, &c.; w. person happy, away; w. one at the devil or further, w. he were away); want with the kind of desire that tends to affect result (to do, person or thing to do, person or thing -ed, or rarely with simple obj. esp. pronoun; I w. to go, you to do it, it finished or to be finished; what do you w.?; they say they w. peace, an interview); be well or ill inclined to or to (wishes me well, well to all men, wishes nobody ill), whence -wisher n.; say one hopes for (joy, luck, pleasant journey, sorrow, &c.) in person\'s favour or against him (ind. obj. or to; I w. you joy, w. success to each& all); have or express desire for (has nothing left to w. for; would not w. for anything better); wishing-bone, merrythought (longer part of it when broken between two persons entitling holder to magic fulfilment of any w.); wishing-cap, magic cap securing to wearer fulfilment of any w. (N.): (expression of) desire or aspiration, request, implied command, (w. is father to thought, we believe thing because we w. it true; if ww. were horses beggars might ride; has a great w. to go to sea, whence wishful a. to do; good ww., hopes felt or expressed for another\'s happiness &c.; cannot grant your w.; he disregarded or disobeyed my ww.); thing desired (have got my w.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. w. person joy of, hope he will enjoy (iron.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. In Teut. Myth., the embodiment of actual enjoyment as distinguished from mere longing. In the Edda, the word occurs in the form Oski. Hence oska-stein, a wishing-stone ; oska-byrr [Gr.], a fair breeze; i.e. such a wind as a man may wish for ; oska-barn, a wish-child. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  42. n. Desire ; eager desire ; longing;—expression of desire; request; petition ; hence, invocation or imprecation ;—a thing desired; object of desire. Cabinet Dictionary

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