Definition of wich
1. wish [ v ] hope for; have a wish
Examples: "I wish I could go home now"
(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
And one of the Milwaukee rookies sighed and remarked , `` Wish I was 40 , and a top grade big_leaguer .
(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
If a nation wished to get a head_start in physical fitness over all other nations , it would start its kindergarten students on a program of gymnastics the day they entered and thus eliminate a large_number of the problems that plague American schools .
(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)
`` I'm mad '' , and only wished he had been .
(Francis Pollini, Night....)
Krist , I wish they could write !
(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)
The men were restive , he wrote , ready to take the battle to the enemy as Jackson wished .Synonyms wish Related Terms desire hope
2. wish [ v ] prefer or wish to do something
Examples: "Do you care to try this dish?" "Would you like to come along to the movies?"
(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)
On_the_other_hand , if he wishes to continue in his chosen profession , he must abandon his own code and sacrifice his precious individualism .
(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)
For the occasion on which everyone already knows everyone else and the host wishes them to meet one or a_few honored newcomers , then the `` open_house '' system is advantageous because the honored guests are fixed connective points and the drifting guests make and break connections at the door .
(Mignon G. Eberhart, The Cup, the Blade...)
So suppose somebody only wished to frighten her , so she would leave Honotassa !
He could conceivably have wished to make sure ; Rev loved Honotassa , it was like a part of his breath and body ; Rev had stressed the need for money .
(Vina Delmar, The Big Family....)
There was a tap at the door and Oliver entered with the word that Heiser wished to see the Captain .Synonyms like wish care Related Terms desire please
3. wish [ v ] be going to; indicates futuritySynonyms will `ll shall wish won`t Related Terms intend will will
4. wish [ v ] have in mind
Examples: "I will take the exam tomorrow"
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
Folklore is his hobby , and he , all_too rightly , wishes it to remain as such .
(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
The phonograph today , for all its high_fidelity and stereophonic sound , is precisely what the early art purveyors in the movies wished to make of the camera .
(Kenneth Hoffman and Ray Kunze, Linear Al...)
We wish to show that the range of * * f is exactly the subspace * * f .
(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
I wish to make Jesus an authentic Jew .
(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)
Later , we agreed to think_of how we wished to spend that night .Synonyms wish will Related Terms intend
5. wish [ v ] make or express a wish
Examples: "I wish that Christmas were over"
(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)
I wish I did .
(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
Andy told him , `` Bake , I wish you 'd talk to Skolman , see if some kind of p._a._system can be rigged_up outside .
(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)
They recall Byron 's classic comment : `` I wish he would explain his explanation '' .Synonyms wish Related Terms express
6. wish [ n ] a specific feeling of desire
Examples: "he got his wish" "he was above all wishing and desire"
(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)
You may stay as long as you wish , of_course , but if arranging for the care of the girls must take time into_account , I think a day or two should be enough to finish our business in '' .
(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
He was in his mid_fifties at this time , long past the establishment of his name and the wish to be lionized yet once_again , and it was almost a decade since he had sworn_off lecturing .Synonyms wish want wishing Related Terms desire velleity desire
7. wish [ v ] feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune ofUsed in print:
(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)
With the divinities present and our souls in_place , we were wished health , happiness , and power .
(Joseph Chadwick, No Land Is Free....)
She wished that she could talk to her mother about it .Synonyms wish wish_well Related Terms begrudge desire
8. wish [ v ] invoke upon
Examples: "wish you a nice evening" "bid farewell"
(Amber Dean, Encounter with Evil....)
I wish you luck when you try scaring that kid '' .
(Genevieve Holden, Deadlier Than the Male....)
`` I wish you good_luck , but please do n't dig_up too tough a case for me this close_to election .Synonyms bid wish Related Terms greet congratulate regard
9. wish [ v ] order politely; express a wish forUsed in print:
(Dog World, 46:4...)
In closing , Mr._Barcus also wished all the Juniors luck in their Class .Synonyms wish Related Terms order
10. wish [ n ] an expression of some desire or inclination
Examples: "I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave" "his crying was an indirect request for attention"
(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)
If a child watched its progress he whispered , `` Hay , hay , load of hay - make a wish and turn_away '' , and then stared rigidly in the opposite direction until the sound of the horses ' feet returned no_more .
(Frances and Richard Lockridge, Murder Has...)
A man named Lars_Simon , playwright director , had expressed a wish that Anthony_Payne drop_dead .Synonyms wish indirect_request Related Terms request
11. wish [ n ] (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
Examples: "give him my kind regards" "my best wishes"
12. wish [ n ] the particular preference that you have
Examples: "it was his last wish" "they should respect the wishes of the people"
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