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Verb: wish  wish
  1. To hope, to desire or to prefer to have something, or to do something
    "I wish I could go home now";
    - care, like
  2. Make or express a desire
    "I wish that Christmas were over"
  3. Feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of
    - wish well
  4. Order politely; express a wish for
  5. Invoke upon
    "wish you a nice evening";
    - bid
Noun: wish  wish
  1. A specific feeling of desire
    "he got his wish";
    - wishing, want
  2. An expression of some desire or inclination
    "I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave";
    - indirect request
  3. (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
    "my best wishes";
    - regard, compliments
  4. The particular preference that you have
    "it was his last wish"; "they should respect the wishes of the people"

Sounds like: windlass, win, wish

Derived forms: wished, wishing, wishes

Type of: asking, desire, druthers, express, give tongue to, greet, greeting, order, preference, recognise [Brit], recognize, request, salutation, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize, want

Encyclopedia: Wish, Charles