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. Carlos Pascual:

    Mexico is weak economically and it's always going to be vulnerable if the United States is willing to use economic policy to enforce national security policy, there's no doubt this leaves a Damocles sword hanging over Lopez Obrador's head.

  2. Carol Rose:

    Not only is Sheriff Hodgson willing to get involved with Trump’s racially discriminatory plan to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, he is proposing to use modern-day slave labor to do it.

  3. Juan Guaido:

    I want to see how many military officers are willing to commit crimes against humanity by not allowing the lives of the most vulnerable to be saved, 250,000 to 300,000 are at risk of dying if they do not receive immediate attention.

  4. Kevin Mullin:

    Props for him for being willing to have that kind of dialogue.

  5. Jim Jordan:

    Of course we’re willing to compromise.

Images & Illustrations of willing

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