will

1. noun /wɪl,wɪɫ/
a) Desire, longing. (Now generally merged with later senses.)

He felt a great will to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

b) Ones independent faculty of choice; the ability to be able to exercise ones choice or intention.

Of course, mans will is often regulated by his reason.

2. verb /wɪl,wɪɫ/
a) To instruct (that something be done) in ones will.

All the fans were willing their team to win the game.

b) To try to make (something) happen by using ones will (intention).

He willed his stamp collection to the local museum.


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