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From Средњи Енглески wisshen, wischen, wüschen, from Стари Енглески wȳsċan (to wish), from Пра-Германски *wunskijaną (to wish), from Пра-Индо-Европски *wun-, *wenh₁- (to wish, love). Cognate with Шкотски wis (to wish), Saterland Frisian wonskje (to wish), Западни Фризијски winskje (to wish), Холандски wensen (to wish), Немачки wünschen (to wish), Дански ønske (to wish), Исландски æskja, óska (to wish), Латински Venus, veneror (venerate, honour, love).

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wish (plural wishes)

  1. A desire, hope, or longing for something or for something to happen.
  2. An expression of such a desire, often connected with ideas of magic and supernatural power.
  3. The thing desired or longed for.
    My dearest wish is to see them happily married.
    • 1901, W. W. Jacobs, The Monkey's Paw
      "I suppose all old soldiers are the same," said Mrs White. "The idea of our listening to such nonsense! How could wishes be granted in these days? And if they could, how could two hundred pounds hurt you, father?" / "Might drop on his head from the sky," said the frivolous Herbert.
  4. (Sussex) A water meadow.

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wish (third-person singular simple present wishes, present participle wishing, simple past and past participle wished)

  1. (transitive) To desire; to want.
    I'll come tomorrow, if you wish it.
  2. (transitive, now rare) To hope (+ object clause with may or in present subjunctive).
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Letter 84:
      I wish he mean me well, that he takes so much pains!
    • 1808, Jane Austen, letter, 1 October:
      She hears that Miss Bigg is to be married in a fortnight. I wish it may be so.
  3. (intransitive, followed by for) To hope (for a particular outcome).
    • Шаблон:rfdatek
      This is as good an argument as an antiquary could wish for.
    • 1901, W. W. Jacobs, The Monkey's Paw
      Mr. White took the paw from his pocket and eyed it dubiously. "I don't know what to wish for, and that's a fact," he said slowly. "It seems to me I've got all I want."
  4. (ditransitive) To bestow (a thought or gesture) towards (someone or something).
    We wish you a Merry Christmas.
    • Шаблон:rfdatek
      I would not wish them to a fairer death.
    • Bible, Psalms 40:14
      Let them be driven backward, and put to shame, that wish me evil.
  5. (intransitive, followed by to and an infinitive) To request or desire to do an activity.
  6. (transitive) To recommend; to seek confidence or favour on behalf of.

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  • wish at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • wish in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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