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Definition for: will

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
said would been #47: will no them when

Pronunciation

  • IPA: RP /wɪl/ , SAMPA: /wIl/
  • Rhymes: -ɪl

Etymology

Old English willa

Noun

will ( plural wills )

  1. A person's intent, volition, decision.
  2. A legal document that states who is to receive a person's estate and assets after their death.
  3. ( American football ) a weak-side linebacker

Translations

volition

  • Cebuano: buot, pagbuot
  • Czech: vůle f .
  • Dutch: wens m .
  • Esperanto: volo
  • Finnish: tahto
  • French: volonté f .
  • German: Wille m .
  • Hungarian: szándék, akarat
  • Italian: volontà f .
  • Portuguese: vontade f .
  • Romanian: voinţă f .
  • Russian: воля f .
  • Slovak: vôľa f .
  • Slovene: volja f .
  • Spanish: voluntad f .
  • Swedish: vilja c . , önskan c .

legal document

  • Czech: testament m .
  • Dutch: testament n . , laatste wilsbeschikking f .
  • Esperanto: testamento
  • Finnish: testamentti, viimeinen tahto
  • French: testament m .
  • German: Testament n . , Letzter Wille m .
  • Hungarian: végrendelet
  • Latin: testamentum n .
  • Polish: testament m .
  • Portuguese: testamento m .
  • Romanian: testament n .
  • Slovak: testament m .
  • Slovene: oporoka f .
  • Spanish: testamento m .
  • Swedish: testamente n .
  • Telugu: వీలునామా (veelunaamaa)

Etymology

Old English willan

Auxiliary verb

will ( past tense would )

  1. Indicating intent to perform the action in the future, or expectation of an event in the future.
    I will go to the store.
    It will rain this afternoon.

Usage notes

Translations

indicating future action

Etymology

Old English willian

Transitive verb

to will ( third-person singular simple present wills , present participle willing , simple past willed , past participle willed )

  1. To try to make (something) happen by using one's will (intention).
    All the fans were willing their team to win the game.
  2. To bequeath (something) to someone in one's will (legal document).

Synonyms
  • ( bequeath ): bequeath, leave

See also

Transitive verb

to will ( third-person singular simple present wills , present participle willing , simple past willed , past participle willed )

  1. intend, decide to do something, wish strongly
    "Sophia can win the race if she wills it."
  2. Give instructions for disposing of (something) in a will.
    He willed his stamp collection to the local museum.

Translations

to wish strongly

  • Esperanto: voli
  • Spanish: desear
  • Swedish: vilja

to add to a testament

  • Esperanto: testamenti
  • Swedish: testamentera

German

Verb

will

  1. First person singular of wollen , want
  2. Third person singular of wollen , want

Other Translations for "will"

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Braille 8 Dot
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Morse Codewill
Hex77 69 6c 6c
Pig Latinillway

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