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Bible Usage:


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  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WILL, noun [See the Verb.]

1. That faculty of the mind by which we determine either to do or forbear an action; the faculty which is exercised in deciding, among two or more objects, which we shall embrace or pursue. The will is directed or influenced by the judgment. The understanding or reason compares different objects, which operate as motives; the judgment determines which is preferable, and the will decides which to pursue. In other words, we reason with respect to the value or importance of things; we then judge which is to be preferred; and we will to take the most valuable. These are but different operations of the mind, soul, or intellectual part of man. Great disputes have existed respecting the freedom of the will will is often quite a different thing from desire.

A power over a mans subsistence, amounts to a power over his will

2. Choice; determination. It is my will to prosecute the trespasser.

3. Choice; discretion; pleasure.

Go, then, the guilty at thy will chastise.

4. Command; direction.

Our prayers should be according to the will of God.

5. Disposition; inclination; desire. What is your will Sir? In this phrase, the word may also signify determination, especially when addressed to a superior.

6. Power; arbitrary disposal.

Deliver me not over to the will of my enemies. Psalms 27:3.

7. Divine determination; moral purpose or counsel.

Thy will be done. Lords Prayer.

8. Testament; the disposition of a mans estate, to take effect after his death. Wills are written, or nuncupative, that is, verbal.

Good will

1. Favor; kindness.

2. Right intention. Philippians 1:6.

Ill will enmity; unfriendliness. It expresses less than malice.

To have ones will to obtain what is desired.

At will To hold an estate at the will of another, is to enjoy the possession at his pleasure, and be liable to be ousted at any time by the lessor or proprietor.

WILL with a wisp, Jack with a lantern; ignis fatuus; a luminous appearance sometimes seen in the air over moist ground, supposed to proceed from hydrogen gas.

WILL, verb transitive [G., Latin , Gr. The sense is to set, or to set forward, to stretch forward. The sense is well expressed by the Latin ]

1. To determine; to decide int he mind that something shall be done or forborne; implying power to carry the purpose into effect. In this manner God wills whatever comes to pass. So in the style of princes; we will that execution be done.

A man that sits still is said to be at liberty, because he can walk if he will it.

2. To command; to direct.

Tis yours, O queen! To will the work which duty bids me to fulfill.

3. To be inclined or resolved to have.

There, there, Hortensio, will you any wife?

4. To wish; to desire. What will you?

5. To dispose of estate and effects by testament.

6. It is sometimes equivalent to may be. Let the circumstances be what they will; that is, any circumstances, of whatever nature.

7. will is used as an auxiliary verb, and a sign of the future tense. It has different signification in different persons.

1. I will go, is a present promise to go; and with an emphasis on will it expresses determination.

2. Thou wilt go, you will go, express foretelling; simply stating an event that is to come.

3. He will go, is also a foretelling. The use of will in the plural, is the same. We will promises; ye will they will foretell.

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WILLED, participle passive

1. Determined; resolved; desired.

2. Disposed of by will or testament.

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WILLER, noun One who wills.

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WILLFUL, adjective [will and full.]

1. Governed by the will without yielding to reason; obstinate; stubborn; perverse; inflexible; as a willful man.

2. Stubborn; refractory; as a willful horse.

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1. Obstinately; stubbornly.

2. By design; with set purpose.

If we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins. Hebrews 10:1.

Naves Topical Index

See Obduracy; Self-Will
Obduracy; Self-Will

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WILLFULNESS, noun Obstinacy; stubbornness; perverseness.

Sins of presumption are such as proceed from pride, arrogance, willfulness and haughtiness of mens heart.

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WILLING, participle present tense

1. Determining; resolving; desiring.

2. Disposing of by will.

WILLING, adjective

1. Free to do or grant; having the mind inclined; disposed; not averse. Let every man give, who is able and willing

2. Pleased; desirous.

Felix, willing to show the Jews a pleasure. Acts 24:27.

3. Ready; prompt.

He stoopd with weary wings and willing feet.

4. Chosen; received of choice or without reluctance; as, to be held in willing chains.

5. Spontaneous.

No spouts of blood run wiling from a tree.

6. Consenting.

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WILLING-HEARTED, adjective Well disposed; having a free heart. Exodus 35:1.

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1. With free will; without reluctance; cheerfully.

2. By ones own choice.

The condition of that people is not so much to be envied as some would willingly represent it.

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WILLINGNESS, noun Free choice or consent of the will; freedom from reluctance; readiness of the mind to do or forbear.

Sweet is the love that comes with willingness

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WILLOW, noun [Latin] A tree of the genus Salix. There are several species of willow the white, the black, the purple or red, the sallow, and the broad leaved willow etc. A species called the weeping willow has long and slender branches which droop and hang downward, the Salix Babylonica.

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WILLOWED, adjective Abounding with willows.

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WILLOW-GALL, noun A protuberance on the leaves of willows.

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WILLOW-HERB, noun The purple loose strife, a plant of the genus Lythrum; also, the yellow loose strife, of the genus Lysimachia; also, the French willow, of the genus Epilobium.

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WILLOWISH, adjective Like the color of the willow.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

1. Heb. arabim (Leviticus 23:40; Job 40:22; Isaiah 15:7; 44:3, 4; Psalms 137:1, 2). This was supposed to be the weeping willow, called by Linnaeus Salix Babylonica, from the reference in Psalms 137. This tree is frequently found "on the coast, overhanging wells and pools. There is a conspicuous tree of this species over a pond in the plain of Acre, and others on the Phoenician plain." There are several species of the salix in Palestine, but it is not indigenous to Babylonia, nor was it cultivated there. Some are of opinion that the tree intended is the tamarisk or poplar.

2. Heb. tzaphtzaphah (Ezekiel 17:5), called by the Arabs the safsaf, the general name for the willow. This may be the Salix AEgyptica of naturalists.

Tristram thinks that by the "willow by the water-courses," the Nerium oleander, the rose-bay oleander, is meant. He says, "It fringes the Upper Jordan, dipping its wavy crown of red into the spray in the rapids under Hermon, and is nutured by the oozy marshes in the Lower Jordan nearly as far as to Jericho...On the Arnon, on the Jabbok, and the Yarmuk it forms a continuous fringe. In many of the streams of Moab it forms a complete screen, which the sun's rays can never penetrate to evaporate the precious moisture. The wild boar lies safely ensconced under its impervious cover."

Smith's Bible Dictionary

are mentioned in (Leviticus 23:40; Job 40:22; Psalms 137:2; Isaiah 44:4) With respect to the tree upon which the captive Isr'lites hung their harps, there can be no doubt that the weeping willow Salix babylonica , is intended. This tree grows abundantly on the banks of the Euphrates, in other parts of Asia as in Palestine. The Hebrew word translated willows is generic, and includes several species of the large family of Salices , which is well represented in Palestine and the Bible lands, such as the Salix alba, S. viminalis (osier), S. 'gyptiaca .

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Willows, the Brook of

a wady mentioned by Isaiah, (Isaiah 15:7) in his dirge over Moab. It is situated on the southern boundary of Moab, and is now called Wady el-Aksa.

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WILLOW-TUFTED, adjective Tufted with willows.

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WILLOW-WEED, noun A name sometimes given to the smartweed or persicaria.

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WILLOW-WORT, noun A plant.

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WILLOWY, adjective Abounding with willows.

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Under a system of close inheritance like that of the Jews, the scope forbid bequest in respect of land was limited by the right of redemption and general re-entry in the jubilee year; but the law does not forbid bequests by will of such limited interest in land as was consistent with those rights. The case of houses in walled towns was different, and there can be no doubt that they must, in fact, have frequently been bequeathed by will, (Leviticus 25:30) Two instances are recorded in the Old Testament under the law of the testamentary disposition, (1) effected in the case of Ahithophel, (2 Samuel 17:23) (2) recommended in the case of Hezekiah. (2 Kings 20:1; Isaiah 38:1) [HEIR]