well-wisher
noun Date: 1590 one who wishes well to another ; an admiring supporter or fan • well-wishing adjective or noun

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  • well-wisher — 1580s, from WELL (Cf. well) (adv.) + agent noun from WISH (Cf. wish). Well wishing is recorded from 1560s …   Etymology dictionary

  • well-wisher — [wel′wish΄ər] n. a person who wishes well to another or to a cause, etc. well wishing adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • well-wisher — well .wisher n someone who shows by their behaviour that they like someone and want them to succeed, be happy etc ▪ The prince waved at the crowd of 600 well wishers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • well-wisher — index proponent, Samaritan Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • well-wisher — ► NOUN ▪ a person who desires happiness or success for another, or who expresses such a desire …   English terms dictionary

  • well-wisher — UK [ˈwel ˌwɪʃə(r)] / US [ˈwel ˌwɪʃər] noun [countable] Word forms well wisher : singular well wisher plural well wishers a person who expresses their good wishes or sympathy, often to someone who they do not know Thousands of well wishers sent… …   English dictionary

  • well-wisher — well wishers also wellwisher N COUNT: usu pl Well wishers are people who hope that a particular person or thing will be successful, and who show this by their behaviour. The main street was lined with well wishers …   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 wishing, adj., n. /wel wish euhr/, n. a person who wishes well to another person, a cause, etc. [1580 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

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