(Wild"ing), n. (Bot.) A wild or uncultivated plant; especially, a wild apple tree or crab apple; also,
the fruit of such a plant. Spenser.
Ten ruddy wildings in the wood I found.Dryden.
The fruit of the tree . . . is small, of little juice, and bad quality. I presume it to be a wilding.Landor.
(Wild"ing), a. Not tame, domesticated, or cultivated; wild. [Poetic] "Wilding flowers." Tennyson.
The ground squirrel gayly chirps by his den,Bryant.
And the wilding bee hums merrily by.
(Wild"ish), a. Somewhat wild; rather wild. "A wildish destiny." Wordsworth.
(Wild"ly), adv. In a wild manner; without cultivation; with disorder; rudely; distractedly; extravagantly.
(Wild"ness), n. The quality or state of being wild; an uncultivated or untamed state; disposition
to rove or go unrestrained; rudeness; savageness; irregularity; distraction.
(Wild"wood) n. A wild or unfrequented wood. Also used adjectively; as, wildwood flowers;
wildwood echoes. Burns.
(Wile) n. [OE. wile, AS. wil; cf. Icel. vl, væl. Cf. Guile.] A trick or stratagem practiced for insnaring
or deception; a sly, insidious; artifice; a beguilement; an allurement.
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.Eph. vi.
Not more almighty to resist our might,Milton.
Than wise to frustrate all our plots and wiles.
(Wile), v. t.
1. To practice artifice upon; to deceive; to beguile; to allure. [R.] Spenser.
2. To draw or turn away, as by diversion; to while or while away; to cause to pass pleasantly. Tennyson.
(Wile"ful) a. Full of wiles; trickish; deceitful.
(Wil"ful a., Wil"ful*ly), adv., Wilfulness
(Wil"ful*ness), n. See Willful, Willfully, and Willfulness.
(Wi"li*ness), n. The quality or state of being wily; craftiness; cunning; guile.
(Wilk) n. (Zoöl.) See Whelk. [Obs.]
(Will) n. [OE. wille, AS. willa; akin to OFries. willa, OS. willeo, willio, D. wil, G. wille, Icel. vili,
Dan. villie, Sw. vilja, Goth wilja. See Will, v.]
1. The power of choosing; the faculty or endowment of the soul by which it is capable of choosing; the
faculty or power of the mind by which we decide to do or not to do; the power or faculty of preferring or
selecting one of two or more objects.
It is necessary to form a distinct notion of what is meant by the word "volition" in order to understand
the import of the word will, for this last word expresses the power of mind of which "volition" is the act.Stewart.
Will is an ambiguous word, being sometimes put for the faculty of willing; sometimes for the act of that
faculty, besides [having] other meanings. But "volition" always signifies the act of willing, and nothing