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wish


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wish  \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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wish  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wish  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wish 
  n  1:  a  specific  feeling  of  desire;  "he  got  his  wish";  "he  was 
  above  all  wishing  and  desire"  [syn:  {wishing},  {want}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {indirect 
  request}] 
  3:  (usually  plural)  a  polite  expression  of  desire  for  someone's 
  welfare;  "give  him  my  kind  regards";  "my  best  wishes" 
  [syn:  {regard},  {compliments}] 
  4:  the  particular  preference  that  you  have  "it  was  his  last 
  wish";  "they  should  respect  the  wishes  of  the  people" 
  v  1:  hope  for  have  a  wish;  "I  wish  I  could  go  home  now" 
  2:  prefer  or  wish  to  do  something  "Do  you  care  to  try  this 
  dish?"  "Would  you  like  to  come  along  to  the  movies?"  [syn: 
  {care},  {like}] 
  3:  have  in  mind;  "I  will  take  the  exam  tomorrow"  [syn:  {will}] 
  4:  make  or  express  a  wish;  "I  wish  that  Christmas  were  over" 
  5:  feel  or  express  a  desire  or  hope  concerning  the  future  or 
  fortune  of  [syn:  {wish  well}]  [ant:  {begrudge}] 
  6:  order  politely;  express  a  wish  for 
  7:  invoke  upon  "wish  you  a  nice  evening";  "bid  farewell"  [syn: 
  {bid}] 




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