What does willing mean?

Definitions for willing
ˈwɪl ɪŋwill·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word willing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. volition, willingadjective

    the act of making a choice

    "followed my father of my own volition"

  2. willingadjective

    disposed or inclined toward

    "a willing participant"; "willing helpers"

  3. uncoerced, unforced, willingadjective

    not brought about by coercion or force

    "the confession was uncoerced"

Wiktionary

  1. willingnoun

    The execution of a will.

    Etymology: * willende, present participle of *

  2. willingadjective

    Ready to do something that is not (can't be expected as) a matter of course.

    If my boyfriend isn't willing to change his drinking habits, I will split up with him.

    Etymology: * willende, present participle of *

Webster Dictionary

  1. Willing

    of Will

    Etymology: [From Will, v. t.]

  2. Willingverb

    free to do or to grant; having the mind inclined; not opposed in mind; not choosing to refuse; disposed; not averse; desirous; consenting; complying; ready

    Etymology: [From Will, v. t.]

  3. Willingverb

    received of choice, or without reluctance; submitted to voluntarily; chosen; desired

    Etymology: [From Will, v. t.]

  4. Willingverb

    spontaneous; self-moved

    Etymology: [From Will, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Willing

    Willing is a town in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 1,228 at the 2010 census. The Town of Willing is on the southern border of the county, south of the Village of Wellsville.

Editors Contribution

  1. willing

    To make a choice.

    They were willing to change their wedding format and change the day, reduce the amount of food and increase the number of guests for a buffet.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 26, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'willing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2687

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'willing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2273

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'willing' in Adjectives Frequency: #345

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of willing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of willing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of willing in a Sentence

  1. Shawn DuBravac:

    I've been talking with electronics manufacturers since the end of January and they were already spinning up resources to monitor it and address it, a lot of it is around information capture — let me increase the frequency in which I'm talking to my suppliers so I can prepare my downstream customers. At the same time, I'm going to try to find some other suppliers and talk to my customers and see if there's alternatives that they are aware of or are willing to do.

  2. Dave Bremer:

    I called her and I said,' I could really be overstepping the boundaries here, but I just want to let you know that if you need a backup plan for Dave Bremer, my family and I are willing to offer guardianship,' and she said,' I am going to sleep better tonight than I have in a long time.'.

  3. Nikki Haley:

    During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation, no one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country.

  4. Andre Hawit:

    I am willing to die for what I believe in, yet, I am not willing to kill for it.

  5. Ben Carson:

    I personally don't feel that way, but I would certainly be willing to listen to somebody who had evidence to the contrary, i think that's one of the problems, we get to our little corners and we don't want to listen to anybody.

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