verbfeel or express a strong desire or hope for something that is not easily attainable; want something that cannot or probably will not happen.nouna desire or hope for something to happen.
Sometimes you just stare into nothingness and you wish things were better in that moment. Like when you are stuck in heavy morning rush hour traffic and you wish you live in a country with efficient public transportation system. Putting up with 3 hours in traffic jams and realizing you wasted that much time on the road. It’s so bad for your mental health.
Or when you are burdened by problems and you just lift your gaze up the sky to pray for a solution or deliverance. So many times we have said a prayer or a wish when in an undesirable situation and that’s the least you could do sometimes.
We wish because we want something to happen. But the thing is we just do not know if they are going to be granted or not. But you say your wishes and prayers anyway.