from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Disposed or inclined; prepared.
  • adjective Acting or ready to act gladly; eagerly compliant.
  • adjective Done, given, or accepted voluntarily or ungrudgingly. synonym: voluntary.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Inclination; desire; intention.
  • Favorably disposed; ready; inclined; desirous: as, willing to work; willing to depart.
  • Voluntary; cheerfully given, granted, done, or borne: as, willing service; willing poverty.
  • Characterized by promptness or readiness in action; free from reluctance, laziness, or slowness: willing horse; a willing hand.
  • In harmony or accord; like-minded.
  • Synonyms Minded.
  • Spontaneous, etc. See voluntary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective 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.
  • adjective Received of choice, or without reluctance; submitted to voluntarily; chosen; desired.
  • adjective rare Spontaneous; self-moved.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Ready to do something that is not (can't be expected as) a matter of course.
  • noun The execution of a will.
  • verb Present participle of will.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective disposed or inclined toward
  • noun the act of making a choice
  • adjective not brought about by coercion or force


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