will-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: the faculty of conscious volition

Commentary: WILL[+quality][+faculty][+consciousness][+volition]

The philosopher discussed the doctrine of free will.
Mary has a daily battle of wills with her two-year-old daughter.
It seems unlikely that plants and viruses possess will.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a specific state of intentional purpose

Commentary: WILL[+state][+mental][+intention]

He was forced to sign the document at gun point against his will.
They said the flood was God's will.
The patient has a tremendous will to live.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: legal document providing instructions for the idspersal of one's personal estate at death

Commentary: WILL[+artifact][+document][+legal][+instructions][+for_dispersal][+of_estate][+personal][+at_death]

The man's grandfather cut him out of his will.
The couple hired an attorney to draw up their will.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3