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- A male given name, a shortening of William; also used as a formal given name.
- 1998, Nick Hornby, About A Boy, Victor Gollancz, published 1998, →ISBN, page 208:
- One of his neighbours opposite, a nice old guy with a stoop and a horrible little Yorkshire terrier, called him Bill - always had done and presumably always would, right up till the day he died. It actually irritated Will, who was not, he felt, by any stretch of the imagination, a Bill. Bill wouldn't smoke spliffs and listen to Nirvana. So why had he allowed this misapprehension to continue? Why hadn't he just said, four years ago, "Actually my name is Will"?
- A surname originating as a patronymic.
diminutive of William
Will (plural Wills)
- (American football) A weak-side linebacker.
- 1997, F Henderson, M Olson, Football's West Coast Offense, page 7:
- Will linebacker drops to turn-in, QB dropping dumps the ball off to HB.
- 2000, American Football Coaches Association, Defensive Football Strategies, page 25:
- Our Will linebacker, because he is away from the formation or to the split end, should be a great pursuit man and pass defender.
Will covers the back side hook zone on the weak side.