will

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will is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
will

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Simple present
will

Simple past
would

Negative
wouldn't

Contraction
'll

  1. (modal) Will is usually used to say that you strongly expect something to happen in the future.
    Don't worry. The sun will come up again tomorrow.
  2. (modal) If you will do something, you make a plan to do it.
    I will go to the store.

Verb[change]

Plain form
will

Third-person singular
wills

Past tense
willed

Past participle
willed

Present participle
willing

  1. (transitive) If you will something to happen, you wish for it to happen.
  2. (transitive) If you will something to someone, you write down your plan to give it to them after your death.
    He willed his coin collection to his son.

Noun[change]

Singular
will

Plural
wills

  1. (countable) A will is a statement about what you want to happen after you die.
    His will states that the house will be inherited by his oldest son after his death.