Associations to the word «Wills»


WILL, noun. (archaic) Desire, longing. (Now generally merged with later senses.) [from 9th c.]
WILL, noun. One's independent faculty of choice; the ability to be able to exercise one's choice or intention. [from 9th c.]
WILL, noun. One's intention or decision; someone's orders or commands. [from 9th c.]
WILL, noun. (archaic) That which is desired; one's wish. [from 10th c.]
WILL, noun. The act of choosing to do something; a person’s conscious intent or volition. [from 10th c.]
WILL, noun. A formal declaration of one's intent concerning the disposal of one's property and holdings after death; the legal document stating such wishes. [from 14th c.]
WILL, verb. (archaic) To wish, desire. [9th–19th c.]
WILL, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To instruct (that something be done) in one's will. [from 9th c.]
WILL, verb. (transitive) To try to make (something) happen by using one's will (intention). [from 10th c.]
WILL, verb. (transitive) To bequeath (something) to someone in one's will (legal document). [from 15th c.]
WILL, verb. (rare) (transitive) To wish, desire (something). [9th-18th c.]
WILL, verb. (rare) (intransitive) To wish or desire (that something happen); to intend (that). [9th-19th c.]
WILL, verb. (auxiliary) To habitually do (a given action). [from 9th c.]
WILL, verb. (auxiliary) To choose to (do something), used to express intention but without any temporal connotations (+ bare infinitive). [from 10th c.]
WILL, verb. (auxiliary) Used to express the future tense, formerly with some implication of volition when used in first person. Compare shall. [from 10th c.]
WILL, verb. (auxiliary) To be able to, to have the capacity to. [from 14th c.]
WILL, proper noun. A male given name, a shortening of William; also used as a formal given name.
WILL, proper noun. A patronymic surname​.
WILL, noun. (American football) A weak-side linebacker.
WILL CALL, noun. A ticket booth or window for collecting pre-ordered tickets.
WILL CONTEST, noun. (legal) A legal action brought to dispute the validity of a will.
WILL CONTESTS, noun. Plural of will contest
WILL CONTRACT, noun. (legal) An agreement entered into between two parties for the exchange of a current performance by one for a future bequest by the other.
WILL CONTRACTS, noun. Plural of will contract
WILL DO, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see will,‎ do.
WILL DO, verb. Affirmative yes in response to an especially personal or direct request for the performance of some action.
WILL O' THE WISP, noun. (British folklore) A strange light that attracts travellers from pathways into dangerous marshes or graveyards.
WILL O' THE WISP, noun. (idiomatic) A delusional or otherwise unobtainable goal that one feels compelled to pursue.
WILL O' THE WISPS, noun. Plural of will o' the wisp
WILL OF THE WISP, noun. Alternative form of will o' the wisp
WILL ON, verb. To wish intensely that someone succeeds in what they are doing. Often implies a silent, or almost inaudible wish.
WILL POWER, noun. Alternative spelling of willpower
WILL TO POWER, noun. (philosophy) (Nietzscheanism) The vital energy in all living things which propels them to seek to grow, create, and thrive.
WILL TO POWER, noun. The forceful desire, especially in human beings, to aggressively overcome, conquer, and dominate others.

Dictionary definition

WILL, noun. The capability of conscious choice and decision and intention; "the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith.
WILL, noun. A fixed and persistent intent or purpose; "where there's a will there's a way".
WILL, noun. A legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die.
WILL, verb. Decree or ordain; "God wills our existence".
WILL, verb. Determine by choice; "This action was willed and intended".
WILL, verb. Leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate".

Wise words

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