wish list


Definition of wish list

: a list of desired but often realistically unobtainable items a wish list of useful changes

Examples of wish list in a Sentence

That book is on my wish list.
Recent Examples on the Web The organization is also accepting monetary donations or asking you to consider purchasing an item from this Amazon wish list that is shipped to its Concord office and put directly in the hands of refugees. Los Angeles Times, 25 Aug. 2021 Donate items from their Amazon wish list, including novels and school books, uniforms and calculators. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 27 July 2021 Other wish list items now on the list: rent relief from the beginning of the pandemic onward, as well as money for unpaid utility bills. Taylor Kate Brown, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 May 2021 Republicans also favor a narrower bill dedicated to traditional infrastructure projects and not green energy initiatives and other liberal wish list items included in the Biden plan. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, 19 Apr. 2021 Future goals could include expensive wish list items such as global travel, maintenance of various subscription services and an increase in cost-of-living expenses that have become lifestyle staples, such as Wi-Fi and new technology. Jim Poolman, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021 The amount of womenswear saved on my wish list keeps growing. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 13 Aug. 2021 This three-month crash course moved Seoul to the top of my post-pandemic travel wish list. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Aug. 2021 If hiking or wine tasting are on your wish list this summer or fall, combine them with a stay in a vintage Airstream or other trailer at Flying Flags RV Resort and Campground in Santa Barbara County’s wine country. Rosemary Mcclure, Los Angeles Times, 29 July 2021

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First Known Use of wish list

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wish list was in 1970

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18 Sep 2021

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“Wish list.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wish%20list. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wish list

: a list of things that someone would like to have


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