Meaning of WILL in English

WILL

v that which is strongly wished or desired.

2. will ·v strong wish or inclination; desire; purpose.

3. will ·v arbitrary disposal; power to control, dispose, or determine.

4. will ·adv to wish; to desire; to incline to have.

5. will ·v the choice or determination of one who has authority; a decree; a command; discretionary pleasure.

6. will ·vi to be willing; to be inclined or disposed; to be pleased; to wish; to desire.

7. will ·v the choice which is made; a determination or preference which results from the act or exercise of the power of choice; a volition.

8. will ·noun to form a distinct volition of; to determine by an act of choice; to ordain; to decree.

9. will ·noun to enjoin or command, as that which is determined by an act of volition; to direct; to order.

10. will ·vi to exercise an act of volition; to choose; to decide; to determine; to decree.

11. will ·v the power of choosing; the faculty or endowment of the soul by which it is capable of choosing; the faculty or power of the mind by which we decide to do or not to do; the power or faculty of preferring or selecting one of two or more objects.

12. will ·noun to give or direct the disposal of by testament; to bequeath; to devise; as, to will one's estate to a child; also, to order or direct by testament; as, he willed that his nephew should have his watch.

13. will ·v the legal declaration of a person's mind as to the manner in which he would have his property or estate disposed of after his death; the written instrument, legally executed, by which a man makes disposition of his estate, to take effect after his death; testament; devise. ·see the note under testament, 1.

14. will ·adv as an auxiliary, will is used to denote futurity dependent on the verb. thus, in first person, "i will" denotes willingness, consent, promise; and when "will" is emphasized, it denotes determination or fixed purpose; as, i will go if you wish; i will go at all hazards. in the second and third persons, the idea of distinct volition, wish, or purpose is evanescent, and simple certainty is appropriately expressed; as, "you will go," or "he will go," describes a future event as a fact only. to emphasize will denotes (according to the tone or context) certain futurity or fixed determination.

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