What is Wish?

Wish is (noun) 1. something that you want very much I have no wish to get involved. 2. what you want to happen to make a wish to think of something you would like to have or to see happen Close your eyes and make a wish. Make a wish when you blow out the candles on your birthday cake. her wish came true what she wanted to happen did happen 3. a greeting Best wishes for the New Year! Please give my good wishes to your family. (NOTE: The plural is wishes.) (verb) 1. to desire something which is almost impossible to have I wish I were blonde. I wish we didn’t have to go to work on Christmas Day. I wish my birthday wasn’t in June when I’m taking exams. 2. to want something to happen She sometimes wished she could live in the country. I wish some of you would help me with housework. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone it is so awful, I wouldn’t want anyone, even someone I don’t like, to have it This flu is awful, it’s not something I would wish on anyone. 3. to hope something good will happen She wished him good luck in his interview. He wished me a Happy New Year. Wish me luck – it’s my exam tomorrow. 4. to want The headmaster wishes to see you in his study.


source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level