Wish v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wished p. pr. & vb. n. Wishing.]
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.
Wish·ing, a. & n. from Wish, v. t.
Wishing bone. See Wishbone.
Wishing cap, a cap fabled to give one whatever he wishes for when wearing it.
n : a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was
above all wishing and desire" [syn: wish, want]