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.

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First of all, the iconic tall boots, which were the number one item on many guests’ wish list, reportedly weren’t available on launch day. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Target x Hunter Boots Collaboration Causes Frustration Among Shoppers," 15 Apr. 2018 An informal wish list in the Cahoots office in Eugene, listing the various needs for the homeless population, many of which suffer from mental-health issues. Zusha Elinson, WSJ, "When Mental-Health Experts, Not Police, Are the First Responders," 24 Nov. 2018 Young said Wall Street essentially has a two-item wish list for the holidays: a general trade agreement between the U.S. and China, and a sign the Fed will raise interest rates at a more gradual clip. Marley Jay, The Seattle Times, "Stocks move higher on Wall Street after 2 days of big losses," 21 Nov. 2018 And while Jamestown, which has been in decline since the 1930s and was overdue for a break, may not be on many travelers' wish lists, that may soon change. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Condé Nast Traveler, "The National Comedy Center Is an Unlikely Attraction That's Putting Western New York Back on the Map," 13 Sep. 2018 On Putin’s wish list: an end to U.S. military exercises in Europe and the scaling back of U.S. forces there. Washington Post, "Trump’s strained visit with NATO, meeting with Putin," 9 July 2018 Many, like the Downtown Women’s Center, have wish lists of day-to-day items. Zoie Matthew, Los Angeles Magazine, "Here’s What’s Being Done to End L.A.’s Homelessness Crisis," 14 June 2018 The Kissing Booth — team up with Sabrina for a comedy is definitely now on our 2019 wish list. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Sabrina Carpenter Wants to Team Up With Joey King for a Comedy," 28 Dec. 2018 In exchange for a $100,000 donation to UNICEF, the actress shared her wish list with the e-commerce giant. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Are Married—Here's Everything We Know About the Wedding," 4 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of wish list

1970, in the meaning defined above

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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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