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willful according to one's will or intentions; intentional; deliberate. [2 definitions]
William Beebe U.S. naturalist, explorer, and author, who in 1934 made a record oceanic descent of 3,028 feet (923 meters) in a bathysphere (b.1877--d.1962).
William Clark U.S. co-leader with Meriwether Lewis of an expedition to explore the uncharted American West, from Missouri to Oregon, from 1804 to 1807 (b.1770--d.1838).
William Shakespeare English poet and playwright (b.1564--d.1616).
William Tell in Swiss legend, a patriot who was forced to shoot an apple off his son's head with a bow and arrow.
William the Conqueror the Duke of Normandy who was king of England from 1066 to 1087; William I (b.1027--d.1087).
willies (informal) feelings of wariness or fright; jitters (usu. prec. by "the").
willing inclined or disposed; not objecting or resisting; ready. [3 definitions]
willingness the condition or being inclined or disposed to do something, without objecting or resisting; readiness.
williwaw a sudden gust or spell of hard wind, esp. of cold mountain air blowing down toward a seacoast.
will-o'-the-wisp a false or unattainable hope or goal that leads one on. [2 definitions]
willow any of various deciduous trees and shrubs that have narrow leaves, some of whose long flexible twigs are used in weaving baskets, making furniture, and the like. [2 definitions]
willow-wild (poetic) frail and thin, as coined by the poet and author Langston Hughes.
willowy thin and flexible; pliant. [3 definitions]
will power one's strength of will, mind, or determination; self-control.
willy-nilly whether one agrees or not; without having a choice; perforce. [2 definitions]
wilt to lose freshness and become limp, as plant matter. [5 definitions]
Wilton a carpet woven on a Jacquard loom, having a velvety surface made by the cut loops of its pile.
wily cleverly deceitful; tricky; cunning.
wimble any of various hand implements used for boring holes.
Wimbledon a grand slam tournament in professional tennis, also known as the Wimbledon Tennis Championship. [2 definitions]