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, willing(adj)

    the act of making a choice

    "followed my father of my own volition"

  2. willing(adj)

    disposed or inclined toward

    "a willing participant"; "willing helpers"

  3. uncoerced, unforced, willing(adj)

    not brought about by coercion or force

    "the confession was uncoerced"

Wiktionary

  1. willing(Noun)

    The execution of a will.

    Etymology: * willende, present participle of *

  2. willing(Adjective)

    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. Willing(verb)

    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. Willing(verb)

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

    Etymology: [From Will, v. t.]

  4. Willing(verb)

    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

How to pronounce willing?

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How to say willing in sign language?

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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. Prashant Agarwal:

    Nothing in life is easy, you may be facing several problems & you may be suffering from pain, which you think no one can understand. You might have little resources but you cannot achieve anything unless you strive for it & try for it. You need to be committed to your goals; you need to be passionate for getting success in the field of your interest. Every day is a new day, bringing you new opportunities. And if you are responsible and aware of your needs, and are willing to perform and take all the necessary steps that are required for you to achieve your goal, then trust me nothing can stop you. You need to be like that lion who is hungry and is waiting for his prey and whose roar is loud enough for his enemies to know that he won’t compromise for anything unless he gets it. It's just one life and you need to make the most out of it. Don’t compromise on it for temporary reasons and worries. You need to realize that you might face several challenges, might go through circumstances which are difficult to deal with, which might break you, make you fall hard on the ground but each time when you stand again you would be stronger than before. Admit your mistakes and be willing to improvise and rectify the things that went wrong earlier to get better results next time. Be planned enough, be responsible for each action that you take, be committed so that nothing can break you. Be passionate so that nothing can stop you & keep on performing irrespective of all your failures.

  2. Pablo Picasso:

    Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

  3. Yoo Ho-yeol:

    The message by the North may be that it is willing to be flexible on the issue, it is a positive opportunity for the North to showcase its leader Kim Jong Un appearing with a world figure as a national leader.

  4. Ray Woolley:

    If I can still dive and my buddies are willing to dive with me I hope I can do it again next year.

  5. Darrell Issa:

    The reality is that, even today, the Senate could still send a bipartisan FOIA bill to the president if they were willing to accept some minimal differences.

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