Wish Wish, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wishing}.] [OE. wischen, weschen, wuschen, AS. w?scan; akin to D. wenschen, G. w["u]nschen, Icel. [ae]eskja, Dan. ["o]nske, Sw. ["o]nska; from AS. w?sc a wish; akin to OD. & G. wunsch, OHG. wunsc, Icel. ?sk, Skr. v[=a]?ch[=a] a wish, v[=a]?ch to wish; also to Skr. van to like, to wish. ?. See {Winsome}, {Win}, v. t., and cf. {Wistful}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker. [1913 Webster]

They cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day. --Acts xxvii. 29. [1913 Webster]

This is as good an argument as an antiquary could wish for. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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