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Will meaning

will - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. The choice which is made; a determination or preference which results from the act or exercise of the power of choice; a volition.
  3. 3. The choice or determination of one who has authority; a decree; a command; discretionary pleasure.
  4. 4. Strong wish or inclination; desire; purpose.
  5. 5. That which is strongly wished or desired.
  6. 6. Arbitrary disposal; power to control, dispose, or determine.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. To wish; to desire; to incline to have.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. To be willing; to be inclined or disposed; to be pleased; to wish; to desire.
  11. 11. To form a distinct volition of; to determine by an act of choice; to ordain; to decree.
  12. 12. To enjoin or command, as that which is determined by an act of volition; to direct; to order.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. To exercise an act of volition; to choose; to decide; to determine; to decree.
  15. 15. A document in which you specify what is to be done with your property when you die and name your executor. You can also use your will to name a guardian for your young children.
  16. 16. The power of choosing or determining; choice; determination: disposition of effects at death; testament.
  17. 17. To be resolved; decree.- as an auxiliary verb ( p. t. would) it denotes futurity or intention.
  18. 18. To determine; resolve to do: bequeath.

will - examples of usage

  1. " Oh, I think he will. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. " I-" " That will do, Jessop!" - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. I think you will. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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