Wish is defined as to desire something.verb
An example of wish is to really want to win the lottery.
The definition of a wish is a desire for something.noun
An example of wish is the want to travel across the world.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to have a longing for; want; desire; crave
- to have or express a desire concerning: to wish the day were over
- to have or express a desire concerning the fortune, circumstances, etc. of: to wish someone good luck
- to give a (specified) greeting to; bid: to wish a person good morning
- to request or order: to wish a person to come
- to impose (something burdensome or unpleasant) on someone
Origin: ME wisshen < OE wyscan, akin to Ger wünschen < IE base *wen-, to strive (for), desire > win, L Venus
- to have a desire; long; yearn
- to make a wish
- the act of wishing; felt or expressed desire for something
- something wished for: to get one's wish
- a polite request with some of the force of an order
- expressed desire for a person's well-being, good fortune, etc.: to offer one's best wishes
- wisher noun
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- A desire, longing, or strong inclination for a specific thing.
- An expression of a desire, longing, or strong inclination; a petition.
- Something desired or longed for.
- To long for; want. See Synonyms at desire.
- To entertain or express wishes for; bid: He wished her good night.
- To call or invoke upon: I wish them luck.
- To order or entreat: I wish you to go.
- To impose or force; foist: They wished a hard job on her.
- To have or feel a desire: wish for the moon.
- To express a wish.
Origin: Middle English wissh, from wisshen, to wish, from Old English wȳscan; see wen-1 in Indo-European roots.
- wishˈer noun
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