Word:

Wish

v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Wished ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wishing.]
1.To have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker.
This is as good an argument as an antiquary could wish for.
- Arbuthnot.
v. t.1.To desire; to long for; to hanker after; to have a mind or disposition toward.
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.
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.
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.
Noun1.wish - a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"
Synonyms: wishing, want
2.wish - 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"
3.wish - (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare; "give him my kind regards"; "my best wishes"
Synonyms: compliments, regard
4.wish - the particular preference that you have; "it was his last wish"; "they should respect the wishes of the people"
Verb1.wish - hope for; have a wish; "I wish I could go home now"
2.wish - prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?"
Synonyms: like, care
3.wish - have in mind; "I will take the exam tomorrow"
Synonyms: will
4.wish - make or express a wish; "I wish that Christmas were over"
5.wish - feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of
Synonyms: wish well
Antonyms:
begrudge, resent - wish ill or allow unwillingly
6.wish - order politely; express a wish for
7.wish - invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"
Synonyms: bid
care, desire, like, please, want, wishing
Translate Wish to Spanish, Translate Wish to German, Translate Wish to French
Browse
Wise
wise guy
Wise in years
wise man
Wise Men
wise to
wise up
Wise-hearted
Wise-like
Wiseacre
wisecrack
Wiseling
Wisely
Wiseness
wisenheimer
wisent
-- Wish --
wish list
wish well
Wish-wash
Wishable
Wishbone
wished-for
Wishedly
Wisher
Wishful
wishful thinker
wishful thinking
wishfully
wishfulness
Wishing
wishing bone
wishing cap
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home