wishing
adjective Date: circa 1530 1. archaic wishful 2. regarded as having the power to grant wishes <
threw a coin in the wishing well
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  • Wishing — Wish ing, a. & n. from {Wish}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Wishing bone}. See {Wishbone}. {Wishing cap}, a cap fabled to give one whatever he wishes for when wearing it. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wishing — may refer to:*Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You), a song by A Flock of Seagulls *Wishing well *The word wish …   Wikipedia

  • Wishing — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wishing — noun Wishing is used before these nouns: ↑well …   Collocations dictionary

  • wishing — noun a specific feeling of desire (Freq. 1) he got his wish he was above all wishing and desire • Syn: ↑wish, ↑want • Derivationally related forms: ↑want (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • wishing — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. hoping, yearning, deSiring, craving, pining, thirsting, hungering, wanting, longing …   English dictionary for students

  • wishing — n. desire, ambition, yearning wɪʃ n. desire; request; ambition; expression of desire; expression of a request; blessing, greeting v. desire; yearn, hope; aspire; greet; bless; command …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Wishing on the Same Star — Single by Namie Amuro from the album Style B side Did U Released September 11, 2002 …   Wikipedia

  • Wishing well (disambiguation) — Wishing well may refer to:* Wishing well, a type of well in European folklore* Wishing Well, a song by Terence Trent D Arby * Wishing Well (Phantom Planet song) * Wishing Well (Doctor Who), a 2007 book based on the TV series * Wishing well… …   Wikipedia

  • Wishing on the Same Star — Single par Namie Amuro extrait de l’album Style Face A Wishing on the Same Star Face B Did U Sortie 11 septembre 2002 …   Wikipédia en Français

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