Meaning of “wish” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /wɪʃ/
Extra Examples
You can have three wishes.We have to follow your wishes.I've never had much of a wish to have children.The therapist helps the patient to become aware of unconscious fears and wishes.He expressed his final wishes in the will.

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.

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)