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Meaning of WISH

Pronunciation:  wish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the particular preference that you have; "it was his last wish"; "they should respect the wishes of the people"
  2. [n]  (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare; "give him my kind regards"; "my best wishes"
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [n]  a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"
  5. [v]  have in mind; "I will take the exam tomorrow"
  6. [v]  invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"
  7. [v]  order politely; express a wish for
  8. [v]  make or express a wish; "I wish that Christmas were over"
  9. [v]  hope for; have a wish; "I wish I could go home now"
  10. [v]  feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of
  11. [v]  prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?"
 

WISH is a 4 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: bid, care, compliments, indirect request, like, regard, want, will, wish well, wishing
 
 Antonyms: begrudge, resent
 
 See Also: asking, congratulate, desire, desire, druthers, express, felicitate, give tongue to, greet, greeting, hope, intend, mean, order, please, preference, recognise, recognize, request, salutation, think, trust, utter, velleity, verbalise, verbalize, want

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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}.]
    1. To have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker.
    
             They cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished
             for the day.                          --Acts xxvii.
                                                   29.
    
             This is as good an argument as an antiquary could
             wish for.                             --Arbuthnot.
    
    
  2. \Wish\, v. t.
    1. To desire; to long for; to hanker after; to have a mind or
       disposition toward.
    
             I would not wish Any companion in the world but you.
                                                   --Shak.
    
             I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper.
                                                   --3. John 2.
    
    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.
    
             I would not wish them to a fairer death. --Shak.
    
             I wish it may not prove some ominous foretoken of
             misfortune to have met with such a miser as I am.
                                                   --Sir P.
                                                   Sidney.
    
             Let them be driven backward, and put to shame, that
             wish me evil.                         --Ps. xl. 14.
    
    3. To recommend; to seek confidence or favor in behalf of.
       [Obs.] --Shak.
    
             I would be glad to thrive, sir, And I was wished to
             your worship by a gentleman.          --B. Jonson.
    
    Syn: See {Desire}.
    
    
  3. \Wish\, n.
    1. Desire; eager desire; longing.
    
             Behold, I am according to thy wish in God a stead.
                                                   --Job xxxiii.
                                                   6.
    
    2. Expression of desire; request; petition; hence, invocation
       or imprecation.
    
             Blistered be thy tongue for such a wish. --Shak.
    
    3. A thing desired; an object of desire.
    
             Will he, wise, let loose at once his ire . . . To
             give his enemies their wish!          --Milton.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are making a wish indicates that there is something that you are longing for and missing in your life. What do you hope to accomplish in the future.
 

 

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