Definitions for wish

Definitions for (noun) wish

Main entry: wish

Definition: the particular preference that you have

Usage: it was his last wish; they should respect the wishes of the people

Main entry: wish, compliments, regard

Definition: (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare

Usage: give him my kind regards; my best wishes

Main entry: wish, indirect request

Definition: an expression of some desire or inclination

Usage: I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave; his crying was an indirect request for attention

Main entry: wish, wishing, want

Definition: a specific feeling of desire

Usage: he got his wish; he was above all wishing and desire

Definitions for (verb) wish

Main entry: bid, wish

Definition: invoke upon

Usage: wish you a nice evening; bid farewell

Main entry: wish

Definition: order politely; express a wish for

Main entry: wish

Definition: make or express a wish

Usage: I wish that Christmas were over

Main entry: wish

Definition: hope for; have a wish

Usage: I wish I could go home now

Main entry: wish, wish well

Definition: feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of

Main entry: wish, like, care

Definition: prefer or wish to do something

Usage: Do you care to try this dish?; Would you like to come along to the movies?

Visual thesaurus for wish