Definitions of wish

  1. invoke upon; " wish you a nice evening"; " bid farewell"
  2. prefer or wish to do something; " Do you care to try this dish?"; " Would you like to come along to the movies?"
  3. ( usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare; " give him my kind regards"; " my best wishes"
  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"
  5. a specific feeling of desire; " he got his wish"; " he was above all wishing and desire"
  6. have in mind; " I will take the exam tomorrow"
  7. the particular preference that you have; " it was his last wish"; " they should respect the wishes of the people"
  8. order politely; express a wish for
  9. make or express a wish; " I wish that Christmas were over"
  10. hope for; have a wish; " I wish I could go home now"
  11. feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of
  12. To have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker.
  13. To desire; to long for; to hanker after; to have a mind or disposition toward.
  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.
  15. To recommend; to seek confidence or favor in behalf of.
  16. Desire; eager desire; longing.
  17. Expression of desire; request; petition; hence, invocation or imprecation.
  18. A thing desired; an object of desire.
  19. To have a strong desire: with for or an infinitive.
  20. To desire or long for; to crave; to express desire for; to desire for someone else; as, to wish one good fortune.
  21. Strong or eager desire; the object or thing desired; a request.
  22. To have a desire: to long ( so in B.): to be inclined.
  23. To desire or long for: to ask: to invoke.
  24. Desire, longing: thing desired: expression of desire.
  25. WISHER.
  26. A desire; expression of desire; thing desired.
  27. To desire: ask.
  28. To have a desire; be inclined.
  29. To desire; have a wish or longing.
  30. A desire or longing.
  31. A request or petition.
  32. Something wished for.
  33. Eager desire; desire expressed; thing desired.
  34. To desire; to long for; to desire eagerly or ardently; to imprecate; to express desire.
  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.
  36. Desire; eager desire; the thing desired.
  37. To desire; to be disposed or inclined; to long for; to call down upon.

Usage examples for wish

  1. I wish it could. – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  2. I only wish I was back there again. – Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner
  3. " Well, I wish I were home," sighed the little girl. – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue by Laura Lee Hope
  4. I wish I could give you the things Walter would have." – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  5. That is not the thing I wish to know now. – The Blunderer by Moliere
  6. We never know what we wish for. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  7. I wish I could think so, Meg. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  8. I wish I had! – Brand Blotters by William MacLeod Raine
  9. So I wish your mouseship a good night." – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  10. Do you wish to get up? – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  11. I wish everything was as right as them. – Jack O' Judgment by Edgar Wallace
  12. See him- I wish we could see him. – The Man Who Drove the Car by Max Pemberton
  13. " Wish I'd never thought of it- he's her father. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  14. " That is all that I wish to know, my child. – In Search of a Son by William Shepard Walsh
  15. I wish you would go, too. – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  16. I wish we had never gone. – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  17. I wish you wouldn't ever do it again. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  18. " I wish it, I wish it! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  19. You should not wish that. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  20. I wish I could take it as well as you do. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds