Words nearby willed
Definition for willed (2 of 3)
auxiliary verb, present singular 1st person will, 2nd will or (Archaic) wilt, 3rd will, present plural will; past singular 1st person would, 2nd would or (Archaic) wouldst, 3rd would, past plural would; past participle (Obsolete) wold or would; imperative, infinitive, and present participle lacking.
verb (used with or without object), present singular 1st person will, 2nd will or (Archaic) wilt, 3rd will, present plural will; past singular 1st person would, 2nd would or (Archaic) wouldst, 3rd would, past plural would; past participle (Obsolete) wold or would; imperative, infinitive, and present participle lacking.
Origin of will1
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH willcan may shall will (see usage note at can1) (see usage note at shall)
usage note for will
Definition for willed (3 of 3)
- a legal declaration of a person's wishes as to the disposition of his or her property or estate after death, usually written and signed by the testator and attested by witnesses.
- the document containing such a declaration.
verb (used with object), willed, will·ing.
verb (used without object), willed, will·ing.
Origin of will2
SYNONYMS FOR will
OTHER WORDS FROM willwill·er, noun
Examples from the Web for willed
There is the Providence Place Mall, which Cianci willed into existence at the moment when retail shops were fleeing the downtown.
You have to be living a life of willed ignorance and denial to take issue with what Israel said.You’re in Denial if You Think Steve Israel Is Wrong About GOP Racism|Michael Tomasky|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But I got the script, read it, and we both felt like it should happen now, so we willed it to happen.Aubrey Plaza on Playing A Zombie in ‘Life After Beth,’ the ‘Daria’ Movie, and More|Marlow Stern|January 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, the surprise is not that she died so young, but that she willed herself to stay alive so long.New Questions Arise About Mary Richardson Kennedy’s Suicide|Nancy Collins|May 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Part of the explanation for this dismal record of non-rescue is our capacity for willed blindness.In Syria, Europe & Boston, the Past Is Never Finished|Kati Marton|May 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And could she really put people under her influence so that they must do as she willed?Double Trouble|Herbert Quick
But, as you have willed your niece so much money, although half of it is hers already, I advised her not to fight.Vera|Richard Harding Davis
He willed that all his bishops should set their hands to this decree.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI|Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
She had not willed him to do anything, she thought and she felt sure that she had pronounced no words of the nature of a command.The Witch of Prague|F. Marion Crawford
Yoga Rama then made a long speech about happiness depending on our own selves and our being what we willed ourselves to be.Telepathy|W. W. Baggally
British Dictionary definitions for willed (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for willed (2 of 3)
verb past would (takes an infinitive without to or an implied infinitive)
Word Origin for will
British Dictionary definitions for willed (3 of 3)
- the declaration of a person's wishes regarding the disposal of his or her property after deathRelated adjective: testamentary
- a revocable instrument by which such wishes are expressed
verb (mainly tr; often takes a clause as object or an infinitive)
Derived forms of willwiller, noun
Word Origin for will
Idioms and Phrases with willed
In addition to the idiom beginning with will
- will not hear of
- against one's will
- at will
- boys will be boys
- heads (will) roll
- murder will out
- of one's own accord (free will)
- shit will hit the fan
- that will do
- time will tell
- truth will out
- when the cat's away, mice will play
- where there's a will
- with a will
- with the best will in the world
- wonders will never cease