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Definition of Will

Will

  1. 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.
  2. The choice which is made; a determination or preference which results from the act or exercise of the power of choice; a volition.
  3. The choice or determination of one who has authority; a decree; a command; discretionary pleasure.
  4. Strong wish or inclination; desire; purpose.
  5. That which is strongly wished or desired.
  6. Arbitrary disposal; power to control, dispose, or determine.
  7. 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.
  8. To wish; to desire; to incline to have.
  9. 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.
  10. To be willing; to be inclined or disposed; to be pleased; to wish; to desire.
  11. To form a distinct volition of; to determine by an act of choice; to ordain; to decree.
  12. To enjoin or command, as that which is determined by an act of volition; to direct; to order.
  13. 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.
  14. To exercise an act of volition; to choose; to decide; to determine; to decree.

Will Quotations

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. - Og Mandino
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
Will Smith

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. - Elbert Hubbard
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Elbert Hubbard

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
Confucius

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Joseph Campbell
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Will Translations

will in Afrikaans is gaan, sal
will in Danish is vilje, skulle
will in Dutch is uiterste wil, verbond, testament
will in German is Testament, Wille, Wille, wird, will, wollen
will in Italian is volli, favore, testamento, volere, diventa
will in Latin is volo, nutus, animus, voluntas
will in Portuguese is vontade
will in Spanish is voluntad, agrado, testamento, querer, agradar
will in Swedish is testamente, kommer att, skall, vilja