(noun.) a fixed and persistent intent or purpose; 'where there's a will there's a way'.
(noun.) a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die.
(verb.) determine by choice; 'This action was willed and intended'.
(verb.) decree or ordain; 'God wills our existence'.
(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.
(v.) The choice which is made; a determination or preference which results from the act or exercise of the power of choice; a volition.
(v.) The choice or determination of one who has authority; a decree; a command; discretionary pleasure.
(v.) Strong wish or inclination; desire; purpose.
(v.) That which is strongly wished or desired.
(v.) Arbitrary disposal; power to control, dispose, or determine.
(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.
(adv.) To wish; to desire; to incline to have.
(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.
(v. i.) To be willing; to be inclined or disposed; to be pleased; to wish; to desire.
(n.) To form a distinct volition of; to determine by an act of choice; to ordain; to decree.
(n.) To enjoin or command, as that which is determined by an act of volition; to direct; to order.
(n.) 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.
(v. i.) To exercise an act of volition; to choose; to decide; to determine; to decree.
n. . Power of determination, power of choosing, faculty of volition.. Wish, desire, inclination, disposition, pleasure.. Command, behest, order, direction.. Testament, last will and testament.
v. a. . Determine, decree, enjoin, command, direct.. Bequeath, devise, demise, leave, give by will.
v. n. . Exercise volition.. Devise, choose, elect, be disposed, be inclined, be pleased, have a mind.
SYN:Allure, procure, gain, obtain, conciliate, earn, succeed, get, achieve,accomplish, conquer
ANT:Repel, forfeit, miss, alienate, fail
SYN:Devise, direct, bequeath
n. power of choosing or determining: volition: choice or determination: pleasure: command: arbitrary disposal: feeling towards as in good or ill will: disposition of one's effects at death the written document containing such.—v.i. to have a wish desire: to resolve be resolved: to be accustomed certain ready or sure (to do &c.)—used as an auxiliary esp. in future constructions: to exercise the will: to decree: (B.) to be willing.—v.t. to wish desire: to determine: to be resolved to do: to command: to dispose of by will: to subject to another's will as in hypnotism:—pa.t. would.—adj. Wil′ful governed only by one's will: done or suffered by design: obstinate: (Shak.) willing.—adv. Wil′fully.—n. Wil′fulness.—adj. Willed having a will: brought under another's will.—n. Will′er one who wishes one who wills.—adjs. Will′ing having the will inclined to a thing: desirous: disposed: chosen; Will′ing-heart′ed heartily consenting.—adv. Will′ingly.—n. Will′ingness.—adj. Will′yard (Scot.) wilful: shy.—ns. Good′-will (see Good); Ill′-will (see Ill).—At will at pleasure; Conjoint Joint will a testamentary act by two persons jointly in the same instrument; Have one's will to obtain what one desires; Tenant at will one who holds lands at the will of the owner; With a will with all one's heart; Work one's will to do exactly what one wants.
To dream you are making your will, is significant of momentous trials and speculations. For a wife or any one to think a will is against them, portends that they will have disputes and disorderly proceedings to combat in some event soon to transpire. If you fail to prove a will, you are in danger of libelous slander. To lose one is unfortunate for your business. To destroy one, warns you that you are about to be a party to treachery and deceit.
- Will was not quite contented, thinking that he would apparently have been of more importance if he had been disliked. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- I have something beyond this, but I will call it a defect, not an endowment, if it leads me to misery, while ye are happy. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- You will wring no more hearts as you wrung mine. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- The human watchdogs must be philosophers or lovers of learning which will make them gentle. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Permit me to mention one little instance, which, though it relates to myself, will not be quite uninteresting to you. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- Will you take a glass of wine, Lowten? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- And who are the devoted band, and where will he procure them? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- I so far go along with them for a novelty, that _I_'ll have nothing to do with you either. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 艰难时事.
- Them lads 'at's coming 'll keep ye talking, nob'dy knows how long. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- He wants you partickler; and no one else 'll do, as the devil's private secretary said ven he fetched avay Doctor Faustus,' replied Mr. Weller. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- Then he also turned, and called to the girls: 'A masterful young jockey, that; 'll have his own road, if ever anybody would. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- As often as the driver rested them and brought them to a stand, with a wary Wo-ho! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- My dearest friend is so ill, and wo-o-on't see me, gurgled out Briggs in an agony of renewed grief. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- It wo uld encourage the best geometers to seek with renewed ardor the eternal truths which, in Pliny's phrase, are latent in the majesty of theory. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- Come, come, I'll write you a cheque,' said the little man; and down he sat at the table for that purpose. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- You'll hit something next time, if you look sharp. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- The family don't want her here, and they'll say it's because I've been ill, because I'm a weak old woman, that she's persuaded me. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- But when they came to the town into Frances Street, the girl stopped a minute, and said, 'Yo'll not forget yo're to come and see us. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- I'll beat 'em, if it cost me a thousand guineas. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- It's simmering now, so I hope he'll keep out of my way, returned Jo, biting her lips as she glowered at Fred from under her big hat. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- You'll come back,' said Gerald, nodding sagely. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.