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wish

noun [C]
 
 
/wɪʃ/
WANT B2 what you want to do or what you want to happen: The hospital always tries to respect the wishes of its patients. I have no wish to travel the world.Feelings of desire
SECRET something that you say secretly to yourself about what you want to have or happen: She closed her eyes and made a wish.Feelings of desire
best wishes A2 something you say or write at the end of a letter, to show that you hope someone is happy and has good luck: Please give her my best wishes when you see her.Written greetingsLetters, notes and cards
Translations of “wish”
in Korean 의도, 바람…
in Arabic أُمْنِية…
in French voeu, voeux…
in Turkish istek, dilek, arzu…
in Italian desiderio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 渴望, 希望, 願望…
in Russian желание…
in Polish życzenie…
in Spanish deseo, saludo, recuerdo…
in Portuguese desejo, vontade…
in German der Wunsch, die Glückwünsche (pl.)…
in Catalan desig…
in Japanese 願い, 希望…
in Chinese (Simplified) 渴望, 希望, 愿望…
(Definition of wish noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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