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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun will:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb will:

bequeathwillleave

Will is sometimes a misspelling of we'll, well, well as, when, while or with.

The word will is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun will

What does will mean as a name of something?

Will is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: wills

  1. the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
  2. a fixed and persistent intent or purpose
    • example: where there's a will there's a way
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic words: aim / design / intent / intention / purpose = an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
  3. a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die

Alternative definition of the noun will

noun

  1. [archaic] Desire, longing. (Now generally merged with later senses.) [definition from 9th c.]
  2. One's independent faculty of choice; the ability to be able to exercise one's choice or intention. [definition from 9th c.]
  3. One's intention or decision; someone's orders or commands. [definition from 9th c.]
  4. [archaic] That which is desired; one's wish. [definition from 10th c.]
  5. The act of choosing to do something; a person’s conscious intent or volition. [definition from 10th c.]
  6. A formal declaration of one's intent concerning the disposal of one's property and holdings after death; the legal document stating such wishes. [definition from 14th c.]

noun

  1. [American football] A weak-side linebacker.

Definition of the verb will

What does will mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: willed / would (future) / wouldst (rare form; future) | willing | wills / will (future) / wilt (rare form; future)

  1. decree or ordain
    • example: God wills our existence
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic word: ordain = issue an order
  2. determine by choice
    • example: This action was willed and intended
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic terms: decide / determine / make up one's mind = reach, make, or come to a decision about something
  3. leave or give by will after one's death
    • examples: They will the money to them | They will them the money
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Theme]I promised somebody my time
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]I promised my house (to somebody)
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Recipient]The House allocated more than $1.8 million for the pensions and expenses of former presidents
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient]We offered our paycheck to her

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): advance, allocate, allot, apportion, assign, award, bequeath, cede, concede, extend, grant, guarantee, issue, leave, offer, owe, portion, promise, ration, vote, yield.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of will: bequeath / leave
    • more generic words: gift / give / present = give as a present
    • more specific terms:
      • devise = give by will, especially real property
      • pass on = give to or transfer possession of
      • remember = show appreciation to
      • fee-tail / entail = limit the inheritance of property to a specific class of heirs

Films

  1. "Will" a.k.a. "Bandslam" is a 2009 American musical and romantic comedy film produced by Summit Entertainment and Walden Media. Written by Josh Cagan and Todd Graff, it stars Aly Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell, Lisa Kudrow, Scott Porter, Ryan Donowho, and Tim Jo. The story revolves around Will and Charlotte, who form an unlikely bond through their shared love of music. Assembling a like-minded crew of misfits, the friends form a rock group and perform in a battle of the bands competition called "Bandslam".
  2. "Will" is a 2011 British sports drama directed by Ellen Perry and starred Damian Lewis, Perry Eggleton and Bob Hoskins.
  3. "Will" is a 2012 short drama animated film written and directed by Eusong Lee.
  4. "Will" is a film, directed by Laurence Cohen.

Characters

  1. Will is a fictional character from the book About a Boy, appearing in the 2002 movie About a Boy.
  2. Will is a fictional character from the 2014 film Cloud 9.
  3. Will is a fictional character in the 2014 film Divergent.
  4. Will is a fictional character in the 2010 action film Unstoppable.
  5. Will is a fictional character from the 2002 film Trapped.
  6. Will is a fictional character from The Tree of Life.
  7. Will is a fictional character from the 2013 drama film Ain't Them Bodies Saints.
  8. Will is a fictional character from the 2001 film ZOE: 2167 IDOLO.
  9. Will is a fictional character from the 2007 film Boy Crush.
  10. Will is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Rat.
  11. Will is a fictional character from the 2013 film Vijay and I.
  12. Will is a fictional character from the 2011 film Angels Crest.
  13. Will is a fictional film character.
  14. Will is a fictional character in the 1975 adult film Teenage Runaway.
  15. Will is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Butterfly Circus.
  16. Will is a fictional character in the 2011 film Will.
  17. Will is a fictional character from the 2006 film Binibining K.
  18. Will is a fictional character from the 2006 film Breaking and Entering.
  19. Will is a fictional film character.
  20. Will is a fictional character from the 2005 film .357.
  21. Will is a fictional character from the 2005 film Firefly.
  22. Will is a fictional character from the 2011 drama film Seeta's Demon.
  23. Will is a fictional character from the film "Dark Night".
  24. Will is a fictional character in the 2011 film Henry.
  25. Will is a fictional character from the 2000 film Train Ride.
  26. Will is a fictional character from the 2006 film Skinwalkers.
  27. Will is a fictional character from the film Conception.
  28. Will is a fictional character from the 1984 film The Baron and the Kid.
  29. Will is a fictional character from the 2002 film War Game.
  30. Will is a fictional character in the 2012 comedy and drama film City of Jerks.
  31. Will is a fictional character from the 2011 film Madison County.
  32. Will is a fictional character in the 2004 film Síndrome.
  33. Will is a fictional character from the 1974 film The Spikes Gang.
  34. Will is a fictional character from the 1997 film A Time to Revenge.
  35. Will is a fictional character from the 2008 film Sex and the City.
  36. Will is a fictional character from the 1970 film The Love War.
  37. Will is a fictional character from the 2010 film Monogamy.
  38. Will is a fictional character from the 1978 film The Mafu Cage.
  39. Will is a fictional character from the 2008 film Explicit Ills.
  40. Will is a fictional character from the 2011 film Turtle Hill, Brooklyn.
  41. Will is a fictional character from the film In My Pocket.
  42. Will is a fictional character from the 2010 comedy film You Again.
  43. Will is a fictional character from the 2009 film Breaking Upwards.
  44. Will is a fictional character from the 1942 action, thriller film Saboteur.
  45. Will is a fictional character from Screwed.
  46. Will is a fictional character from the 2000 romantic drama television movie Rhapsody.

There are other characters with in their name, like Will's, Ill Will, Ill-Will, Mr. Will, Will Fox, Will Cade, Will Kemp, Will King, Will Knox, Will Pope, Will Shaw, Will Baker, Will Brown, Will Gates, Will Hayes, Will James, Will Kempe, Will Knott, Will Parry and Will Penny.

People

  1. Will a.k.a. Will Sasso: William "Will" Sasso is a Canadian actor and comedian, most notable for his five seasons as a cast member on MADtv from 1997 to 2002 and for starring as Curly in the 2012 film reboot of The Three Stooges.
  2. Will a.k.a. Wilfried Hochholdinger is an actor.
  3. Will a.k.a. William Ruane is an actor and a Disc jockey.
  4. Will a.k.a. Will Barker: William George Barker was a film producer, director, cinematographer and entrepreneur.
  5. Will a.k.a. Will Blagrove is an actor.
  6. Will a.k.a. William Grammer is a film director, film actor.
  7. Will a.k.a. Will Blomquist is an actor.
  8. Will appeared in the 2012 documentary film Free the Mind.
  9. Will a.k.a. William Bermender is an actor and screenwriter.
  10. Will appeared in the 2011 documentary film People's Champion: Behind the Battle.

There are other people with in their name, like Big Will, Bob Will, Dr. Will, Kit Will, Txx Will, Will Ash, Will Day, Will Eno, Will Fox, Will Gay and many others.

Printed books with definitions for Will

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Google previewVerbal & Emotional Abuse (2013)

by June Hunt

P God's will is that you express appropriate anger toward others and that anger toward you be expressed appropriately. “In your anger do not sin.” (Ephesians 4:26) P God's will is that you participate in and benefit from mutual ...

Google previewThe Thundering Whisper (2011)

by Gary Hamer

The will is the part of a person that makes them come alive, so to speak; it is the part that sets in motion the course in life.

Google previewPhilosophical Investigations into the Essence of Human Freedom (2006)

by F. W. J. Schelling

Now, the same will is a magus in its mother, since it found something in the nothing as its mother.

Google previewPsychology and Morals (2015)

An Analysis of Character by J. A. Hadfield

The Will is the activity of the personality as a whole; it is the organized personality in function, moving towards its end or goal. But since there are outside the organized personality many opposing factors, particularly the complexes and ...

Google previewThe Will's Harmonic Motion (2012)

by Fadel S. Sabry

The will is the essence of everything and the metaphysical behind every physical. The will and matter are the only entities or things that are eternal, uncreated, indestructible, can't be increased or diminished, has no beginning or end, and has ...

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Quotes about Will

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other. (Ann Landers)
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Scrabble value of W4I1L1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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