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will, but his predetermining the acts of our will. who is both able and willing, and knows how to There is as great difference betwixt these two, relieve him?
Bestly. as betwixt my willing a lawful thing myself, and 2: Pleased ; desirous. my inducing another man to do that which is
He, willing to please one in authority, forced unlawful.
Hammond. all his skill to make the resemblance or the best Whosoever wills the doing of a thing, if the fashion.
Wisda, doing of it be in his power, he will certainly do
He stoop'd with weary wings and willing feet. it; and whosoever does not do that thing which
Kilts. he has in his power to do, does not properly will 3. Favourable; well disposed to any it.
South. A man that sits still is said to be at liberty,
thiog. because he can walk if he wills it. Locke.
As many as were willing-hearted brought bracelets and earrings.
Exos. 2. To be inclined or resolved to have.
4. Ready ; complying. She's too rough for me;
Religion hath force to qualify all sorts of men, There, there, Hortensio, will you any wife?
to make governors the apter to rule with ceaSbakspeare.
science, inferiors for conscience sake the ril. 3. To command ; to direct.
linger to obey.
Hockt. St. Paul did will thein of Corinth, every man We've willing dames enough. Stakster. to lay up somewhat on the Sunday, and to re
Chosen. serve it in store for the church of Jerusalem,
They're held with his melodious harmony for the relief of the poor there. Hooker.
In willing chains, and sweet captivity. Africs. How rarely does it meet with this time's guise, 6. Spontaneous. When man was willid to love his enemies?
Forbear, if thou hast pity;
Sbakspeare. Our battle is more full of names than yours,
These groans proceed not from a senseless plari,
No spouts of blood run willing from a tree. Our men more perfc in the use of arms,
Dr. Our armour's all as strong, our cause the best; 7. Consenting Then reason wills our hearts should be as good.
How can hearts not free serve willing? He willed him to be of good comfort, promis. ing to bestow upon him whatsoever he should
WI'LLINGLY. adv. (from will.]
Knolles. 1. With one's own consent; without disIf they had any business, his majesty willed like; without reluctance. that they should attend.
Clarendon. That preservation of peace and unity amongst 'Tis yours, O queen! to will
christian churches should be by all good means The work which duty binds me to fulfil. Dryden. procured, we join most coillingly andgladly h 4. It has a loose and slight signification.
Heiz, Let the circumstances of life be what or where
I dare not make myself co puiky, they will, a man should never neglect improve
To give up willingly that noble title
This ransom, if my whole inheritar.ce s. It is one of the signs of the future May compass it, shall willingly be paid. Miles,
tense, of which it is difficult to show 2. By one's own desire. or limit the signification.
'The condition of that people is nog so much I will come. I am determined to come :
to be envied, as some would willingly represent
it. importing choice.
WILLINGNESS. n. s. [from willing.) I hou wilt come. It must be so that thou
Consent; freedom from reluctance; must come, importing necessity: or, it shall be that thou shalt come, importing
We praise the things we hear with mech choice.
more willingness than those we see; because se Wilt thoy come? Hast thou determined
present, and reverence the past; think. to come? importing choice.
ing ourselves instructed by the one, and overlad He will come. He is resolved to come : by the other.
Dix cassa. or, it must be that he must come : im
It is not doing good after that same wonder.
ful manner, that Christ's example obligah us porting eithei' choice or necessity.
unto, but to a like willingness and readiness ta It will come.
Ji must so be that it must do good, as far as our power reacheth. Calasy, come : importing necessity.
Fear never yet a generous mind did gain; The plural follows the analogy of the
We yield on parley, but are stor m'd in vain; singular.
Constraint, in all things, makes the pleasure ies;
Sweet is the love which comes with vidiegende Willi and F'ili, among the English Sax
Drysts. ons, as viele at this day among the Ger- WILLOW. n. s. (relie, Sax, salix, Latin; mans, signified many. So Willielmus is
swilou, Welsh.) A tree worn by for. the defender of many; Wilfred, peace to lorn fovers. inany ; which are answered in sense
It hath amentaceous flowers, consisting of seo and signification by Polymachus, Poly- veral stamina, which are collected into a spike, crates, and Polyphilus.
but are barren. The embryos are produced Willing. adj. (from will.]
upon different trees from the male flowers, and 3. Inclined to any thing ; consenting;
afterwards become a fruit or husk, shaped liše à
cone, opening in two parts, and containing couny not dispoed to refuse.
Miller Some other able, and as willing, pays
I offered him my company to a rilker tree, The rigid satisfacio
to make him a garland, as being fersken; to Can any man trus a better support, under pliction, than the fricndship of Omnipotence,
bind him up a rod, as being vorthy to be whit,
In such a night
To WI'MPLE. v.a. To draw down as a Scood Dido with a willow in her hand
hood or veil, Upon the wild sea banks.
The same did hide
Under a veil that wimbled was full low. Spenser I wear the wilow garland for his sake. Sbatsp.
When heaven's burning eye the fields invades, Win, whether initial or final, in the names To marshes he resorts obscur'd with reeds, of men may either denote a mascul ne And hoary willows which the moisture feeds.
temper, from pin, which signifies in
Sandy. AMicted Israel shall sit weeping down,
Saxon, war, strength, c. or else the Their harps upon the neighb'ring willows hung
general love and esteem he hath among Nojoyous hymn encouraging their tongue.
the people, from the Saxon pine, i.e.
Prior. dear, beloved. In the names of places WILLOWISH. adj. [from willow.) Re. it implies a battle fought there. Gibson. sembling the colour of willow.
To Win. v. a. pret. wan and won ; part. Make his body with greenish coloured crewel,
pass. won. [pinna, Sax. winnen, Dutch.) or willowish colour.
1. To gain by conquest. Wi'llOWWEED. n.s. [from willow and
The town of Gaza, where the enemy lay enweed; Lysimacbia, Latin.) A plant. camped, was not so strong but it might be won. Ainsworth.
Knolles. Wi'LLOWWORT. n. 5. A plant. Miller. He gave him a command in his navy, and unWi'ly. adj. [from wile.] Cunning; sly;
der his good conduct won many islands. Heglin.
His whole descent, who thus shall Canaan full of stratagem; fraudulent; insidi
Milion. ous; subtle; mischievously artful. Follow chearful to the trembling town;
They are so cautelous and wily headed, espe- Press but an entrance, and presume it won. cially being men of small practice in law matters,
Dryden. that you would wonder whence they borrow
2. To gain the victory in a contest. such subtilities and shifts.
Loyalty is still the same,
Whether it win or lose the gamo;
Altho'it be not shin'd upon. Hudibras. Procceding.
I five years at Tarentum wan Since this false, wily, doubling disposition of
The questurship, and then our love began. mind is so intolerably mischievous to society,
Denban. God is sometimes pleased, in mere compassion
Thy well-breath'd horse to men, to give them warning of it, by setting
Impels the flying car, and wins the course. some odd mark upon such Cains. South.
Dryden. My wily nurse by long experience found,
3. To gain something withheld, or someAnd first discover'd to my soul its wound; Tis love said she.
Dryden. thing valuable.
When you see my son, tell him, that his sword Wi’MBLE. n. s. [wimpel, old Dutch, from
can never win the honour that he loses. Sbakspo wemelen, to bore.) An instrument with
Resolv'd to win, he meditates the way which holes are bored.
By force to ravish, or by fraud betray; Ar harvest-home, trembling to approach 4. To obtain ; to allure to kindness or 'The little barrel which he fears to broach,
compliance. He 'ssays the wimble, often draws it back,
Thy virtue wan me; with virtue preserve And deals to thirsty servants but a snack.
me. Dost thou love me? Keep me then still Dryden. worthy to be beloved.
Sidney. As when a shipwright stands his workmen o'er,
Devilish Macbeth Who ply the wimble, some huge beam to bore;
By many of these trains hath sought to win me. Urg'd on all hands it nimbly spins about,
Sbakspeare, The grain deep piercing till it scoops it out.
Pope. 5. To gain by play.
He had given a disagreeable vote in parliaThe trepan is like a wimble used by joiners.
ment, for which reason not a man would have
so much correspondence with him as to win his WIMBLE, adj. Active; nimble; shifting
Addison. to and fro. Such seems to be the mean.
6. To gain by persuasion. ing here.
They win great numbers to receive He was so wimble and so wight,
With joy the ridings brought from heav'n. From bough to bough he leaped light,
Milton. And of the pumies latched:
7. To gain by courtship. Therewith afraid I ran away;
She's beautiful, and therefore to be woo'd; But he, that earst seem'd but to play,
She is a woman, therefore to be u on. A shaft in earnest snatched. Spenser.
No tears, Celia, now shall win WIMPLE. 1. s. [peplion, Latin.) A plant. My resolv'd heart to return: WI'MPLE. n. s. (guimple, Fr.) A hood;
have search'd thy soul within, a veil. It is printed in Spenser, perhaps
And find nought but pride and scorn. Carew;
That flood witness'd his incunstant flame, by mistake, wimble.
When thus he swore, and won the yielding 'So fair and fresh, as fairest flower in May,
dame. For she had laid her mournful stole aside, And widow-like sad wimble thrown away.
To Win. V.n.
Spenser. 1. To gain the victory, 'The Lord will take away the changeable suits
Nor is it aught but just, apparel, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, That he, who in debate of truth hath won, Isaiah. Should win in arms.
2. To gain influence or favour.
Therefore do nimble-pinion'd doves draw love; You express yourself very desirous to win
And therefore bath the wind-swift Cupid wings.
Sbakspeare. upon the judgment of your master, and not upon his affections only.
Falmouth liech farther out in the trade way, You have a softness and beneficence winning
and so offereth a sooner opportunity to riad.
Dryden. on the hearts of others.
driven ships than Plymouth.
Carr. Thy words like musick every breast controul,
Wind is nothing but a violent motion of the Steal thro' the air, and win upon the soul. Pope.
air, produced by its rarefaction more in one 3. To gain ground.
place than another, by the sun-beams, the ato The rabble will in time win upon power.
tractions of the moon, and the combinations of
the earth's motions. Sbodspeare.
2. Direction of the blast from a particular 4. To be conqueror or gainer at play. Charles, I will play no more to-night:
point; as eastward, westward. My mind's not on 't, you are too hard for me.
I 'll give thee a wind, -Sir, I did never win of you before.
I myself have all the other, - But little, Charles;
And the very points they blow;
All the quarters that they know
Skatspeare. TO WINCE. V. n. (guingo, Welsh.] To
In the year 1300, one Flavio of Malphi, in
the realm of Naples, found out the compass, or kick, as impatient of a rider, or of pain.
pixis nautica, consisting of eight winds only, ube I will sit as quiet as a lamb,
four principal, and four collateral; and not long I will not stir, nor wince, nor speak a word.
after, the people of Bruges and Antwerp pero
Sbakspeare. fected that excellent invention, adding twenty. Room, room, for my horse will wince,
four other subordinate winds or points. Heglia
, If he came within so many yards of a prince,
-3. Breath ; power or act of respiration.
If my wind were but long enough to say my The angry beast did straight resent
prayers, I would repent.
Stakspeart. The wrong done to his fundament,
His wind he never took whilst the cup #2 at Began to kick, and fing, and wince, As if h' had been beside his sense. Hudibras.
his mouth, but justly observed the rule of drink. ing with one breath
Halepill. WI'NCER. n. s. [from wince.) A kicking
The perfume of the flowers, and their virtues beast.
to cure shortness of wind in pursy old men, WINCH.N, s. (guincher, Fr. to twist.] A seems to agree most with the orange. Temple
. windlace ; something held in the hand It stopp'd at once the passage of his wiad, by which a wheel or cylinder is turned.
And the free soul to flitting air resign'd. Dryden. Put a winch with the wheel, Mortimer. 4. Air caused by any action. TO WINCH. V. a. [The same with wince;
On each side her or perhaps from guincher, French, to
Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids,
With divers colour'd fars, whose sind did seem twist; winch signifying sometimes to
To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool writhe or contort the body.) To kick
Sbampen with impatience; to shrink from any In an organ, from one blast of vind, uneasiness.
* To many a row of pipes the sound-board breathes
Mitter. We who have free souls It touches not, let the gall’d jade winck;
5. Breath modulated by an instrument. Our withers are unwrung. Sbaksteare,
Where the air is pent, there breath or other Have these bones rattled, and this head
blowing, which carries but a gentle percussion, So often in thy quarrel bled!
suffices to create sound; as in pipes and wind Nor did I ever winch or grudge it. Hudibras.
Barne. This last allusion gall dire panther more;
Their instruments were various in their kind; Yet seem'd she not to winch, though shrewdly
Some for the bow, and some for breathing suind. pain'd. Dryden.
Dryck. Their consciences are called; and this makes 6. Air impregnated with scent. them wiach and fing, as if they had some met- A hare liad long escap'd pursuing hounds, ile.
Tillotson. Ly often shitting into distant grounds, WI'NCOPIPE. n. S.
Till finding all liis artifices vain, There is a small red Acwer in the stubble- To save his lite, he leap'd into the main. fields, which country people call the wiscopipe;
But there, alas! he could no safety find, which if it opens in the morning you may be
A pack of dog-fish had him in the wind. Swift sure a fair day will follow.
Bacon, 7. Flatulence; windiness. WIND. 11. s.' (rino, Saxon ; zini, Dut,
It turns gu;nt, Welsh.]
Wisdom to folly as nourishment to wind. Mit 1. Wind is when any tract of air moves
8. Any thing insigniticant or light as wind. from the piace it is in, to any other,
Think not with wind of airy thrcats to swe. with an impetus that is sensible to us :
Down the WIND. To decay, wherefore it was not ill called by the ancients a swifter course of air; a flow.
A nian that had a great veneration for an
image in his house, found that the more he praying wave of air; a Aux, effusion, or ed to it to prosper him in the world, the more he stream of air.
10. To take or have tbe Wind. To gain rock, the oak, not to be wind shaken. Sbaksp. or have the upper hand. i e's herids should be thoughts
Let a king in council beware hew he mpens Which ten umes faster glide than the sun his own inclinations too much; for else could beams,
sellers will but take the wind of him, instead of Driving back shadow, over low'ring hills.
giving free counsel. S
TO WIND. v. a. pret. wound, in Pope his thoughts, which were fully possessed of the winded; part. wound. (pindan, Saxon;
matter, run in one continued scrain. Locke. winden, Dutch ; from the noun.]
11. To WIND up. (used of a watch.) To 1. To blow; to sound by inflation.
convolve the spring. The squire 'gan nigher to approach,
I frown the while, and perchance wind up my And -vind his horn under the castle wall,
watch, or play with some rich jewel. Shaksp. That with the noise it shook as it would fall. 12. TO WIND up. To put into a state of
Spenser. renovated or continued motion. Every Triton's horn is winding,
Fate seem'd to wind him up for fourscore years, Welcome to the wat'ry plain. Dryden. Yer freshly ran he on ten winters more: Ye vig'rous swains! while yonth ferments Till, like a clock worn out with calling time, ; your blood,
The wheels of weary life at last stood still. Dry. Wind the shrill horn, or spread the waving net. Will not the author of the universe, having
Pepe. made an automaton which can wind up itseif, see 2. To turn round; to twist.
whether it hath stood still or gone true ? Grew. Nero could touch and time the harp well; but Is there a tongue, like Delia's o'er her cup, in government sometimes he used to wind the That runs for ages without winding up? loung. pins too high, and sometimes let them down too 13. 70 WIND up. To raise by degrees. low.
Bacon. These he did so wind up to his purpose, that The figure of a sturdy woman, dòne by Mi- they withdrew from the court. Hayward chael Angelo, washing and winding of linen When they could not coully convince him, cloaths; in which act she wrings out the water they railed, and called him an heretick: thus that made the fountain.
W otton. they wound up his temper to a pitch, and treaWind the woodbine round this arbour. Milt. cherously made use of that infirmity. Atterbury. 3. To regulate in motion; to turn to this 14. To Wind up. To straiten a string by or that direction.
turning that on which it is roiled; to He vaulted with such ease into his seat, put in tune. As if an angel dropt down from the clouds,
Hylas; why sit we mute, To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus,
Now that each bird saluteth the spring ? And witch the world with noble horsemanship. Wind up the slacken'd strings of thy lute,
Never canst thou want matter to sing. Waller. In a commonwealth or realm,
Your lute may wind its strings but little highex, The government is call'd the helm;
To tune their notes to that immortal quire. With which, like vessels under sail,
Prior. They're turn'd and minded by the tail. H«dib, 15. TO Wind up. To put in order for 4. To nose; to follow by scent.
regular action: from a watch. 5. To turn by shifts or expedients.
O you kind geds! Whence turning oi religion's made
Cure this great breach of bis abused nature; The means to turn and wind a trade. Hudibras. Th' untun'd and jarring senses, 0, wind up Mr. Whiston did not care to give more than
Of this child-changed father. Sbakspeare. short, general bints of this famous challenge, and
The weyrd sisters, hand in hand, the issue of it; but he endeavours to wind and
Posters of the sea and land, turn himself every way to evade its force.
Thus do go about, about,
And thrice again to make up nine: 6. To introduce by insinuation.
Peace! the chiarm 's wound up. Sbakspeare.
T. WIND. V. n.
1. To turn; to change. Edmund, seek him out, wind me into him,
So swift your judgments turn and wind, frame the business after your own wisdom.
You cast your fleetest wits a mile behind. Dryd. Sbakspeare.
2. To turn; to be convolved. Little arts and dexterities they have to wind Some plants can support themselves; and in such things into discourse. Gov. of the Tongue.
some others creep along the ground, or wind
about other trees, and cannot support them2. To change.
Bacon. Were our legislature vested in the prince, he Stairs of a solid newel spread only upon one might wind and turn our constitution at his
small newel, as the several folds of fans spread pleasure, and shape our government to his fancy. about their centre; but these, because they
sometimes wind, and sometimes fly off from that 8. To entwist; to enfold; to encircle. winding, take more room up in the staircase. Sleep thou, and I will wind thee in my arms.
Moxon. Sbakspeare. 3. To move round. You know me well, and herein spend but time If aught obstruct thy course, yet stand not still, To wind about my love with circumstance. But wind about till thou hast topp'd the hill. Shakspeare.
Denbam. Sometime am I
4. To proceed in Aexures. All wound with adders, who with cloven tongues It shall not wind with such a deep indent, Do hiss me into madness. Sbakspeare.
As rub ine of so rich a bottom here. Shakspa 9. To WIND out. To extricate.
Ever more did winde When he found himself dangerously embark
About his hosome a most crafty minde. Chapo. ed, he bethought himself of all possible ways to
He winds with ease disentangle himself, and to wind himself but of
Through the pure marble air his oblique way, the labyrinth he was in. Clarendon. Amongst innumerable stars.
It was a rock winding with one ascent. M:lt. 10. To WIND up. To bring to a small The silver Thames, her own domestici cod, compass, as a bottom of thread.
Şhall bear her vessels, like a sweeping traia; Without solemnly winding up one argument,
And often wind, as of his mistress proud, and in:imating that he began another, he lets With longing eyes to meet her face again. Lry. Pepe
You that can search those many corner'd Forc'd from windguns, lead itself can fly, minds,
And pond'rous slugs cut swiftly through the sky, Where woman's crooked fancy turns and winds.
Dryden. WI'NDINESS. n. s. [from windy.] Still fix thy eyes intent upon the throng, 1. Fulness of wind ; Aatulence. And, as the passes open, wind along.
A windiness and puffing up of your stomach 5. Wound is commonly the preterit. Pope after dinner, and in the morning. Harun. has used winded.
Orifices are prepared for the letting forth of Swift ascending from the azure wave,
the rarified spirits in ructus, or windiness, the He took the path that winded to the cave. Pope. common effects of all fermented liquors. Flaga. 6. To be extricated; to be disentangled ; 2. Tendency to generate wind. with out.
Sena loseth somewhat of its arindiness by de Long lab'ring underneath, ere they could wind cocting; and, generally, subtile or windy spirits Out of such prison.
are taken off by incension or evaporation. Bazes. WI'NDBOUND. adj. [wind and bound.]
3. Tumour; puffiness. Confined by contrary winds.
From this his modest and humble charity,
virtues which rarely cohabit with the sweling Yet not for this the winibound navy weighd; Slack were their sails, and Neptune disobey'd.
windiness of much knowledge, issued this.
Brerersed. Dryden. WI'NDING. N, s. [from wind.] Flexure; When I bestir myself, it is high sea in his house; and when I sit still, his affairs forsooth
meander. are windbound.
Spectator. It was the pleasantest voyage in the Torld to Is it reasonable that our English fleet, which follow the windings of this river Inn, through used to be the terror of the ocean, should be such a variety of pleasing scenes as the course windbound? Spectator. of it naturally led us.
Aisor. WI'NDEGG. n. S. An egg not impregnat- The ways of heaven are dark and intricate; ed ; an egg that does not contain the Our understanding traces them in vain,
Now sees with how much art the windings run, principles of life.
Nor where the regular confusion ends. Adaises. Sound eggs sink, and such as are addled swim;
WI'NDINGSHEET. n. s. (wind and steet.) as do also those termed hypenemia, or windeggs.
A sheet in which the dead are WINDER. n. s. (from wind.]
These arms of mine shall be thy pirdingsbet; 1. An instrument or person by which
My heart, sweet boy, shall be thy sepulcnre, any thing is turned round.
For from my heart thine image pe'er shall go The winder shews his workmanship so rare
Sbakspeare. As doth the tieece excel, and mocks her looser
The great windingsbeets, that bury all things clew;
in oblivion, are deluges and earthquakes. Bue**. As neatly bottom'd up as nature forth it drew.
The chaste Penelope having, as she thougår,
Drayton. lost Ulysses at sea, employed her time in preTo keep troublesome servants out of the
paring a windingsbeet for Laertes, the father of kitchen, leave the winder sticking on the jack, her husband.
Spectator. to fall on their heads.
Suist. 2. A plant that twists itself round others. WI'NDLASS. n.s. [wind and lace. ]
Plants that put forth their sap hastily, bave 1. A handle by which a rope or lace is their bodies not proportionable to their length; wrapped together round a cylinder. and therefore they are winders and creepers, as 2. A handle by which any thing is turned. ivy and bryony.
Bacon. Thus do we of wisdom and of reach, WI'NDFALL. n. s. [wind and fall.]
With windlasses, and with assays of bias, 1. Fruit blown down from the tree.
By indirections find directions ouf. Sbakspeare, Gather now, if ripe, your winter fruits, as
WI'NDLE. 1. s. [from To wind. ] A apples, to prevent their falling by the great winds; also gather your wirdfalls. Evelyn.
Ainscurtb. 2. An unexpected legacy.
WI'NDMILL. n. s. [wind and mill.) A WINDFLOWER. 1. s. The anemone. A mill turned by the wind. Aower.
We, like Don Quixote, do advance
Against a windmill our vain lance. Wallr. WINDGALL. n. So [wind and gall ]
Such a sailing chariot might be more conveWindgalls are soft, yielding, flatulent tumours
nientiy framed with moveable sails, whose force or bladders, full of corrupt jelly, which grow
may be impressed from their inotion, equivalent upon each side of the fetlock joints, and are so
to those in a windmill.
Wikies. painful in hot weather and hard ways, that they
Windmills grind twice the quantity in an hour make a horse to halt. They are caused by vio
that watermills do.
Mortiser. Jent straining, or by a horse's standing on a slop
His fancy has made a giant of a pindmill, and ing floor, or from extreme labour and hcat, or
he's now engaging it.
F. Atterhary. by blons.
Farrier's Dict. His horse infected with the fashions, full of Wi’NDOW. n. s. (vindue, Danish. Skinner windgells, and sped with spavins. Sbekspeare. thinks it originally wind-door.) WINDGUN. n. s. (wind and gun.] Gun
1. An aperture in a building by which which discharges the bullet by means air and light are intromitted. of wind comprefied.
Being one day at my window all alone, The windgun is charged by the forcible com- Many strange things happened me to see. pression of air, being injected through a syringe;
Spoturi the strife and distention of the imprisoned air A fair view her window yields, serving, by the help of little falls or shuts with. The town, the river, and the fields. in, to stop and keep close the vents by which it He through a little window cast his sight, was admitted,
Wilkins, Though thick of bars that gave a scanty ligbej