will meaning

[ wil ] Pronunciation:   "will" in a sentence
Noun: will  wil
  1. The capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
    - volition 
  2. A fixed and persistent intent or purpose
    "where there's a will there's a way" 
  3. A legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die
    - testament
Verb: will  wil
  1. Expresses the future tense
    "tomorrow it will be sunny" 
  2. Decree or ordain
    "God wills our existence" 
  3. Determine by choice
    "This action was willed and intended" 
  4. Leave or give by will after one's death
    - bequeath, leave 
  5. Expresses a request for action
    "will you clean it for me?"

Derived forms: willed, wills, willing

See also: willing

Type of: aim, decide, design, determine, faculty, gift, give, instrument, intent, intention, legal document, legal instrument, make up one's mind, mental faculty, module, official document, ordain, present, purpose

Encyclopedia: Will


The word will is used in connection with acts and actions required of the owner or of the architect/engineer; it is used by the owner or purchaser as a self-imposed requirement; denotes the information the owner will supply, documents the owner will review, and approvals the owner will issue––all at the proper time.

noun, verb

noun [C] (also testament // formal)


a legal document that says what is to happen to sb's money and property after they die:

Have you made a will?

My father left me the business in his will.

This is the last will and testament of ...

verb [+ obj] will sth (to sb) | will sb sth

to formally give your property or possessions to sb after you have died, by means of a will

A document giving directions as to the disposal of a person's property after death. It has no effect until death and may be altered as many times as the person (the testator) wishes. To be binding, it must be executed in accordance with statutory formalities. It must be in writing, signed by the testator or at the testator's direction and in the testator's presence. It must appear that the signature was intended to give effect to the will (usually it is signed close to the last words dealing with the property). The will must be witnessed by two persons, who must also sign the will. The witnesses must not be beneficiaries.

A legally enforceable declaration of how a person wishes his or her property to be distributed after death. In a will, a person can also recommend a guardian for his or her children.


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  1. that will add strength to your argument.
  2. nothing will make me change my mind.
  3. brooke will go to keep us boys steady.
  4. will you do it for me as a personal favor?
  5. a small leak will sink a great ship.

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