Definition for willing (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
Definition for willing (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
Related formswill·er, noun
Examples from the Web for willing
So far, all the players seemed to be willing to wait their turn.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And in order for them to realize their vision, they are willing to use any means.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There is also “other” and “willing to convert” (more on those categories later).
But he was always uncommonly gracious, a truly gentle man, willing to dispense wisdom and perspective when asked.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America|John Avlon|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They liked what Duke was saying and were willing to look beyond what little they knew of his past.
People do not believe what God has said about what He is willing to do for His children.The Master's Indwelling|Andrew Murray
You were willing to blow up this headquarters and everybody, yourself included, in it, to keep us from getting at Merlin.The Cosmic Computer|Henry Beam Piper
Are you willing to trust the reputation of your friends to me?The Colossus|Opie Read
More is often done for the worst cause than men are willing to do or to sacrifice for the best.Public School Education|Michael Mller
By night the law will be so near proven that the experimenter will be willing to concede its validity.The Dollar Hen|Milo M. Hastings
British Dictionary definitions for willing (1 of 3)
Derived Formswillingly, adverbwillingness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for willing (2 of 3)
verb past would (takes an infinitive without to or an implied infinitive)
Word Origin for will
British Dictionary definitions for willing (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 Formswiller, noun
Word Origin for will
Idioms and Phrases with willing (1 of 2)
see ready, willing, and able; spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.
Idioms and Phrases with willing (2 of 2)
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