Well-wish Well"-wish`, n. A wish of happiness. ``A well-wish for his friends.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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  • well-wish — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a good or kindly wish tendered hurried well wishes Linton Wells …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-wish|er — «WEHL WIHSH uhr», noun. a person who wishes well to a person, cause, or institution: »The well wishers came around to congratulate the winning candidate …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-wish|ing — «WEHL WIHSH ihng», adjective, noun. –adj. that wishes well to others; benevolent. –n. 1. the act of wishing well to another. 2. an expression of good wishes …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-wish·er — /ˈwɛlˌwıʃɚ/ noun, pl ers [count] : someone who wants another person to be happy, successful, etc. Dozens of well wishers gathered to say goodbye to him …   Useful english dictionary

  • wish someone well — 1. To wish someone success or good fortune 2. To bear someone no ill will • • • Main Entry: ↑well * * * wish someone well/ill/ phrase to say that you hope good bad things will happen to someone The crowd wished …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-wisher — well′ wish er n. a person who wishes well to another person, a cause, etc • Etymology: 1580–90 well′ wish ing, adj. n …   From formal English to slang

  • well-wisher — well wish|er [ wel ,wıʃər ] noun count a person who expresses their good wishes or sympathy, often to someone they do not know: Thousands of well wishers sent gifts and letters after the baby s surgery …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wish — v. & n. v. 1 intr. (often foll. by for) have or express a desire or aspiration for (wish for happiness). 2 tr. (often foll. by that + clause, usu. with that omitted) have as a desire or aspiration (I wish I could sing; I wished that I was dead).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wish (The Cure album) — Wish Studio album by The Cure Released 21 April 1992 …   Wikipedia

  • Well — Well, adv. [Compar. and superl. wanting, the deficiency being supplied by better and best, from another root.] [OE. wel, AS. wel; akin to OS., OFries., & D. wel, G. wohl, OHG. wola, wela, Icel. & Dan. vel, Sw. v[ a]l, Goth. wa[ i]la; originally… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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