Lexicon: will – wince

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will (-ed, -ing), v1. [OE; lexical verb; see will, n.]

  1. Bequeath; dispose of by written statement; assign to posterity by legal testament.
  2. Desire; want to bring about.
  3. Decide; demand; determine; enforce; command to happen.
  4. Phrase. “Wilt Thou”: [second person form] will you; dost thou agree; do you consent; [may also be read as an auxiliary verb tag question with ellipsis of the infinitive lexical verb phrase]: would you blanket the newly-buried neighbor more than your acclimated creature?

will (wilt, wont), v2. [OE; modal auxiliary; see will, n., would, v.]

  1. Choose to; decide to; determine to; resolve to.
  2. Desire to; want to; wish to.
  3. Shall; be going to; [future.]
  4. May; might; could; [subjunctive.]
  5. Intend to; plan to; [intention; motive.]
  6. As a consequence; [cause-effect.]
  7. Preferest/prefer; durst/dare.
  8. Must; have to; [certainty or prophecy.]

William, proper n. [Germanic Wilhelm, 'will' + helm, 'helmet'; see Kidd, proper n.]

willing, verbal adj. [see will, v.]

Ready; consenting; desirous; free to act.

wilt, v1. [second person singular form; see will, v1. and v2.]

wilt (-ed), v2. [origin obscure.]

Dissolve; shrink; weaken; droop; soften; lose power; lose vitality; [fig.] die.

wilted, verbal adj. [see wilt, n.] (webplay: day).

Limp; blasted; frostbitten; drooping.

wily, adj. [ON vel; craft, artifice, contrivance, engine.] (webplay: cunning).

Tricky; clever; devious; purposeful; sly; crafty; cunning; artful; untrustworthy; not benign; [fig.] deadly; deathly; mortal.

win (-s, won), n. [OE winnan.] (webplay: courtship, country, heart, Kindness, time, way).

  1. Gain; acquire money by gambling.
  2. Vanquish; conquer; overcome; obtain a victory.
  3. Persuade; induce; seduce; sway.
  4. Endure; survive; live in spite of uneven odds.
  5. Convince; [fig.] kill; bear away.

wince (-d, -s), v. [OFr guencir; dial.]

  1. Cringe; flinch; regret keenly; make a pained facial expression.
  2. Ache; react to pleasure.
  3. Shrink; shrivel; contract; react to danger.