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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. volition, will(noun)

    the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention

    "the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith

  2. will(noun)

    a fixed and persistent intent or purpose

    "where there's a will there's a way"

  3. will, testament(verb)

    a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die

  4. will(verb)

    decree or ordain

    "God wills our existence"

  5. will(verb)

    determine by choice

    "This action was willed and intended"

  6. bequeath, will, leave(verb)

    leave or give by will after one's death

    "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate"

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  1. Will(Noun)

    A weak-side linebacker.

  2. Will(ProperNoun)

    . Also used as a formal given name.

  3. Origin: Shortened from William or, less often, from other given names beginning with Wil-, such as Wilfred or Willard.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Will

    the power of choosing; the faculty or endowment of the soul by which it is capable of choosing; the faculty or power of the mind by which we decide to do or not to do; the power or faculty of preferring or selecting one of two or more objects

  2. Will

    the choice which is made; a determination or preference which results from the act or exercise of the power of choice; a volition

  3. Will

    the choice or determination of one who has authority; a decree; a command; discretionary pleasure

  4. Will

    strong wish or inclination; desire; purpose

  5. Will

    that which is strongly wished or desired

  6. Will

    arbitrary disposal; power to control, dispose, or determine

  7. Will

    the legal declaration of a person's mind as to the manner in which he would have his property or estate disposed of after his death; the written instrument, legally executed, by which a man makes disposition of his estate, to take effect after his death; testament; devise. See the Note under Testament, 1

  8. Will(adverb)

    to wish; to desire; to incline to have

  9. Will(adverb)

    as an auxiliary, will is used to denote futurity dependent on the verb. Thus, in first person, "I will" denotes willingness, consent, promise; and when "will" is emphasized, it denotes determination or fixed purpose; as, I will go if you wish; I will go at all hazards. In the second and third persons, the idea of distinct volition, wish, or purpose is evanescent, and simple certainty is appropriately expressed; as, "You will go," or "He will go," describes a future event as a fact only. To emphasize will denotes (according to the tone or context) certain futurity or fixed determination

  10. Will(verb)

    to be willing; to be inclined or disposed; to be pleased; to wish; to desire

  11. Will(noun)

    to form a distinct volition of; to determine by an act of choice; to ordain; to decree

  12. Will(noun)

    to enjoin or command, as that which is determined by an act of volition; to direct; to order

  13. Will(noun)

    to give or direct the disposal of by testament; to bequeath; to devise; as, to will one's estate to a child; also, to order or direct by testament; as, he willed that his nephew should have his watch

  14. Will(verb)

    to exercise an act of volition; to choose; to decide; to determine; to decree

  15. Origin: [OE. willen, imp. wolde; akin to OS. willan, OFries. willa, D. willen, G. wollen, OHG. wollan, wellan, Icel. & Sw. vilja, Dan. ville, Goth. wiljan, OSlav. voliti, L. velle to wish, volo I wish; cf. Skr. v to choose, to prefer. Cf. Voluntary, Welcome, Well, adv.]

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  1. WILL

    WILL is the callsign of the three public broadcasting stations owned by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and directly operated by its Division of Broadcasting. It consists of PBS member station WILL-TV and National Public Radio member stations WILL and WILL-FM. The three stations are known collectively as Illinois Public Media, and are operated out of Campbell Hall for Public Telecommunication on the U of I campus. WILL-TV received its largest bequest, $1 million, from Lois Dickson, who had been a contributor to the station for the thirty years before her death at the age of 95 in 2004. In April 2011, WILL eliminated its weather department due to budget cuts.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'will' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #42

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'will' in Written Corpus Frequency: #89

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'will' in Nouns Frequency: #762

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'will' in Verbs Frequency: #4


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