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Noun: wishing  wi-shing
  1. A specific feeling of desire
    "he was above all wishing and desire";
    - wish, want
Verb: wish  wish
  1. Hope for; have a desire for
    "I wish I could go home now"
  2. Prefer or look forward to doing something
    "Do you wish to try this dish?";
    - care, like
  3. Make or express a wish
    "I wish that Christmas were over"
  4. Feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of
    - wish well
  5. Order politely; express a wish for
  6. Invoke upon
    "wish you a nice evening";
    - bid

Derived forms: wishings

Type of: desire, express, give tongue to, greet, order, recognise [Brit], recognize, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize, want

Antonym: begrudge

Encyclopedia: Wishing