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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wish /ˈwɪʃ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]
 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)

 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) 2.0

      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
      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: