What does willing mean?

Definitions for willing
ˈwɪl ɪŋwill·ing

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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.

  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.

  3. Etymology: * willende, present participle of *

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Willingadjective

    Etymology: from will.

    He willing to please one in authority, forced all his skill to make the resemblance of the best fashion. Wisd.

    Some other able, and as willing, pays
    The rigid satisfaction. John Milton.

    Can any man trust a better support under affliction, than the friendship of Omnipotence, who is both able and willing, and knows how to relieve him? Richard Bentley.

    As many as were willing hearted brought bracelets and ear-rings. Ex. xxxv. 22.

    Religion hath force to qualify all sorts of men, to make governors the apter to rule with conscience, inferiors for conscience sake the willinger to obey. Richard Hooker.

    We’ve willing dames enough. William Shakespeare.

    He stoop’d with weary wings and willing feet. John Milton.

    They’re held with his melodious harmony,
    In willing chains, and sweet captivity. John Milton.

    Forbear, if thou hast pity,
    These groans proceed not from a senseless plant,
    No spouts of blood run willing from a tree. Dryden.

    How can hearts not free serve willing. John Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Willing

    of Will

  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

  3. Willingverb

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

  4. Willingverb

    spontaneous; self-moved

  5. 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. Chris Christie:

    If your decision to run for president depends on what someone else does, you have no business being president. You have to be willing to say ‘I have the skills, the ability and the desire to help change the country for the better regardless of who runs,’ if you think you’re the best person to do that, then you shouldn’t care who else runs. I certainly don’t.

  2. The Metro Para pledge:

    We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing.

  3. London Breed:

    My desire is to get to them, not to just make an arrest, but to get to them and to try and figure out if they would be willing to work with us on something that is an alternative, we can’t just put them in a program without making sure that they have money, without making sure that they have something to take care of themselves.

  4. Lu Kang:

    The Chinese government has consistently demanded that Chinese companies investing abroad respect the laws and rules of the host nation, and fulfil their responsibility and obligation to society, including paying attention to protecting the environment, china is willing to work hard with Myanmar to properly implement these mutually beneficial cooperation projects, to promote local socio-economic development, to better benefit both countries and their peoples.

  5. Fawzi Soueid:

    God willing conditions (in Aleppo) will improve and we can take our seeds and go back to carrying out scientific research which will benefit the whole world.

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    • A. alternate
    • B. witless
    • C. opaque
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