Meaningn 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: