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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·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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 wishing
      n : a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was
          above all wishing and desire" [syn: wish, want]