Meaning of “wish” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /wɪʃ/

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.

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something that you say secretly to yourself about what you want to have or happen:

She closed her eyes and made a wish.
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.

(Definition of “wish noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)