wish-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: a specific desire of someone

Commentary: WISH[+state][+mental][+desire]
NOTE: refers to an agent's internal state of desire or preference
NOTE: does not imply a request of another party (see Sense 2)

Her wish to see a total eclipse was finally realized.
The union has reiterated its wish for an agreement with management.
It is their wish to continue organizing such fundraisers.

PropBank: wish.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: an indirect request to do something

Commentary: WISH[+event][+speech_act][+request][+indirect]
NOTE: implies an indirect agent is making the request of another party expressed in the sentence.

It is the king's wish that we accompany him to the ball this evening.
She is trying to carry out her late father's wishes.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: an invocation of good fortune

Commentary: WISH[+event][+speech_act][+invocation][+fortune][+good]
NOTE: usually occurs in the plural

They send along their good wishes to you.
Sally made a wish and blew out her birthday candles.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: the thing that is preferred or desired

Commentary: WISH[+relation][+role][+preference]
NOTE: equates WISH with an event or object, WISH BE X, WISH OF X

John eventually got his wish of a white Christmas.
This palace was the wish of an eccentric 19th-century prince.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4