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. Christian Moore:

    I couldn't believe they were willing to do that. It took everything I had not to cry because it hasn't been an easy road for my son. He has had a hard time doing things that would be easy for most children his age.

  2. Ted Mirvis:

    He's a real straight-shooter, he takes aggressive positions, but he's also willing to listen and exchange ideas.

  3. Natasha Landell-Mills:

    Saudi Aramco is a really interesting test as to whether the market is getting serious about pricing in energy transition risk, the longer that (the IPO) gets delayed, the less willing the market will be to price it favorably because gradually investors are going to need to ask questions about how valuable those reserves are in a world that is trying to get down to net zero emissions by 2050.

  4. Ali Ahmed Abdullah:

    The dam and the temple of the sun here have writings carved by our old tribes, our ancestors, god willing, and with the help of the other Arabs, we will have victory and Yemen will return to being great again.

  5. Aristotle:

    No man of high and generous spirit is ever willing to indulge in flattery; the good may feel affection for others, but will not flatter them.

Images & Illustrations of willing

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