where there's a will, there's a way

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of where there's a will, there's a way

used to say that if someone has the desire and determination to do something, he or she can find a method for accomplishing it

Word by Word Definitions

where play
  1. : at, in, or to what place

  2. : at, in, or to what situation, position, direction, circumstances, or respect

  3. : here, there

  1. : at, in, or to what place

  2. : at, in, or to what situation, position, direction, circumstances, or respect

  3. : the place or point at, in, or to which

  1. : place, location

  2. : what place, source, or cause

there play
  1. : in or at that place

  2. : to or into that place : thither

  3. : at that point or stage

  1. used as a function word to introduce a sentence or clause

  2. used as an indefinite substitute for a name

  1. : that place or position

  2. : that point

  1. used for emphasis especially after a demonstrative pronoun or a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective

  2. used for emphasis after a demonstrative adjective but before the noun modified

  3. : capable of being relied on for support or aid

will play
  1. used to express futurity

  2. used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent, or in negative constructions refusal

  3. used to express a command, exhortation, or injunction

  1. : a legal declaration of a person's wishes regarding the disposal of his or her property or estate after death

  2. : desire, wish: such as

  3. : disposition, inclination

  1. : to cause or change by an act of will

  2. : intend, purpose

  3. : decree, ordain

way play
  1. : a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place

  2. : an opening for passage

  3. : the course traveled from one place to another : route

  1. : of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route

  1. : by a long distance : to a considerable degree or extent : far

  2. : by far : much

  3. : very


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