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English Dictionary: wishing by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"
    Synonym(s): wish, wishing, want
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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[81]nschen, Icel. [91]eskja, Dan.
      [94]nske, Sw. [94]nska; from AS. w[?]sc a wish; akin to OD. &
      G. wunsch, OHG. wunsc, Icel. [?]sk, Skr. v[be][?]ch[be] a
      wish, v[be][?]ch to wish; also to Skr. van to like, to wish.
      [?]. See {Winsome}, {Win}, v. t., and cf. {Wistful}.]
      1. To have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker.
                     They cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished
                     for the day.                                       --Acts xxvii.
                     This is as good an argument as an antiquary could
                     wish for.                                          --Arbuthnot.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wishing \Wish"ing\,
      a. & n. from {Wish}, v. t.
      {Wishing bone}. See {Wishbone}.
      {Wishing cap}, a cap fabled to give one whatever he wishes
            for when wearing it.
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