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willingmore about willing


  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Will  \Will\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Willed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Willing}.  Indic.  present  I  will  thou  willeth,  he  wills;  we 
  ye  they  will.]  [Cf.  AS  willian.  See  {Will},  n.] 
  1.  To  form  a  distinct  volition  of  to  determine  by  an  act  of 
  choice;  to  ordain;  to  decree.  ``What  she  will  to  do  or 
  say.''  --Milton. 
  By  all  law  and  reason,  that  which  the  Parliament 
  will  not  is  no  more  established  in  this  kingdom. 
  Two  things  he  [God]  willeth,  that  we  should  be  good, 
  and  that  we  should  be  happy.  --Barrow. 
  2.  To  enjoin  or  command,  as  that  which  is  determined  by  an 
  act  of  volition;  to  direct;  to  order  [Obs.  or  R.] 
  They  willed  me  say  so  madam.  --Shak. 
  Send  for  music,  And  will  the  cooks  to  use  their  best 
  of  cunning  To  please  the  palate.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
  As  you  go  will  the  lord  mayor  .  .  .  To  attend  our 
  further  pleasure  presently.  --J.  Webster. 
  3.  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Willing  \Will"ing\,  a.  [From  {Will},  v.  t.] 
  1.  Free  to  do  or  to  grant;  having  the  mind  inclined;  not 
  opposed  in  mind;  not  choosing  to  refuse;  disposed;  not 
  averse;  desirous;  consenting;  complying;  ready. 
  Felix,  willing  to  show  the  Jews  a  pleasure,  left 
  Paul  bound.  --Acts  xxiv. 
  With  wearied  wings  and  willing  feet.  --Milton. 
  [Fruit]  shaken  in  August  from  the  willing  boughs. 
  2.  Received  of  choice,  or  without  reluctance;  submitted  to 
  voluntarily;  chosen;  desired. 
  [They]  are  held,  with  his  melodious  harmony,  In 
  willing  chains  and  sweet  captivity.  --Milton. 
  3.  Spontaneous;  self-moved.  [R.] 
  No  spouts  of  blood  run  willing  from  a  tree. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  disposed  or  inclined  toward;  "a  willing  participant"; 
  "willing  helpers"  [ant:  {unwilling}] 
  2:  not  brought  about  by  coercion  or  force;  "the  confession  was 
  uncoerced"  [syn:  {uncoerced},  {unforced}] 
  3:  disposed  or  willing  to  comply;  "someone  amenable  to 
  persuasion";  "the  spirit  indeed  is  willing  but  the  flesh 
  is  weak"-  Matthew  26:41  [syn:  {amenable}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  making  a  choice;  "followed  my  father  of  my  own 
  choice"  [syn:  {volition}] 

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