will


will
To have a will is to be able to desire an outcome and to purpose to bring it about. Strength of will, or firmness of purpose, is supposed to be good, and weakness of will or akrasia bad. See also free will, good will, volition.

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  • Will — Will, n. [OE. wille, AS. willa; akin to OFries. willa, OS. willeo, willio, D. wil, G. wille, Icel. vili, Dan. villie, Sw. vilja, Goth wilja. See {Will}, v.] [1913 Webster] 1. The power of choosing; the faculty or endowment of the soul by which it …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Will — Will, v. t. & auxiliary. [imp. {Would}. Indic. present, I will (Obs. I wol), thou wilt, he will (Obs. he wol); we, ye, they will.] [OE. willen, imp. wolde; akin to OS. willan, OFries. willa, D. willen, G. wollen, OHG. wollan, wellan, Icel. & Sw.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Will — may refer to: * Will (modal verb) **Shall and will, comparison of the two verbs * Will (law), a legal document expressing the desires of the author with regard to the disposition of property after the author s death. ** Living will, a legal… …   Wikipedia

  • Will — Will, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Willed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Willing}. Indic. present I will, thou willeth, he wills; we, ye, they will.] [Cf. AS. willian. See {Will}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To form a distinct volition of; to determine by an act of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Will — Will, v. i. To be willing; to be inclined or disposed; to be pleased; to wish; to desire. [1913 Webster] And behold, there came a leper and worshiped him, saying, Lord if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus . . . touched him, saying, I …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Will — Will, v. i. To exercise an act of volition; to choose; to decide; to determine; to decree. [1913 Webster] At Winchester he lies, so himself willed. Robert of Brunne. [1913 Webster] He that shall turn his thoughts inward upon what passes in his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Will.i.am — Infobox musical artist Name = will.i.am Background = solo singer Birth name = William James Adams Jr. Born = birth date and age|1975|3|15 Los Angeles, California, USA Died = Instrument = Singing, rapping, keyboards, bass, clavinet, drums, piano… …   Wikipedia

  • WILL — This article is about the radio and television stations. For other uses, see Will. Infobox Broadcast call letters = WILL TV city = station station slogan = The Broadcasting Service of the University of Illinois station branding = WILL TV analog …   Wikipedia

  • will — I. verb (past would; present singular & plural will) Etymology: Middle English (1st & 3d singular present indicative), from Old English wille (infinitive wyllan); akin to Old High German wili (3d singular present indicative) wills, Latin velle to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • will — See: AT WILL, OF ONE S OWN ACCORD or OF ONE S OWN FREE WILL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • will — See: AT WILL, OF ONE S OWN ACCORD or OF ONE S OWN FREE WILL …   Dictionary of American idioms


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