Definitions of force

  1. To stuff; to lard; to farce.
  2. To compel; overpower by strength; impel; push; press; strain; cause to grow or ripen by artificial means.
  3. To draw or push by main strength; to compel; to constrain; to compel by strength of evidence; to take by violence; to ravish; ( hort.) to cause to grow or ripen rapidly.
  4. ( cookery) To stuff, as a fowl.
  5. To use force upon; compel; take or effect by force.
  6. To compel.
  7. To stimulate artificially.
  8. To use violence; to make violent effort; to strive; to endeavor.
  9. To make a difficult matter of anything; to labor; to hesitate; hence, to force of, to make much account of; to regard.
  10. To be of force, importance, or weight; to matter.
  11. cause to move along the ground by pulling; " draw a wagon"; " pull a sled"
  12. force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; " She rammed her mind into focus"; " He drives me mad"
  13. squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; " I squeezed myself into the corner"
  14. take by force; " Storm the fort"
  15. impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably; " She forced her diet fads on him"
  16. To constrain to door to forbear by the exertion of a power not resistible; to overpower by strength; to draw or push by main strength: to compel by strength of evidence: to take by force; to violate: to overstrain; to distort; to cause to ripen prematurely.
  17. To stuff. See Farce.
  18. To compel; to obtain by force; to coerce; to draw or push by main strength; to ravish.
  19. a powerful effect or influence; " the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
  20. a group of people having the power of effective action; " he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
  21. one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; " the mysterious presence of an evil power"; " may the force be with you"; " the forces of evil"
  22. ( physics) the physical influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; " force equals mass times acceleration"
  23. ( physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; " force equals mass times acceleration"
  24. do forcibly; exert force; " Don't force it!"
  25. A waterfall; a cascade.
  26. Strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of strength or energy; capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; especially, power to persuade, or convince, or impose obligation; pertinency; validity; special signification; as, the force of an appeal, an argument, a contract, or a term.
  27. Power exerted against will or consent; compulsory power; violence; coercion.
  28. Strength or power for war; hence, a body of land or naval combatants, with their appurtenances, ready for action; -- an armament; troops; warlike array; -- often in the plural; hence, a body of men prepared for action in other ways; as, the laboring force of a plantation.
  29. Strength or power exercised without law, or contrary to law, upon persons or things; violence.
  30. Validity; efficacy.
  31. Any action between two bodies which changes, or tends to change, their relative condition as to rest or motion; or, more generally, which changes, or tends to change, any physical relation between them, whether mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical, magnetic, or of any other kind; as, the force of gravity; cohesive force; centrifugal force.
  32. To constrain to do or to forbear, by the exertion of a power not resistible; to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means; to coerce; as, masters force slaves to labor.
  33. To compel, as by strength of evidence; as, to force conviction on the mind.
  34. To do violence to; to overpower, or to compel by violence to one; s will; especially, to ravish; to violate; to commit rape upon.
  35. To obtain or win by strength; to take by violence or struggle; specifically, to capture by assault; to storm, as a fortress.
  36. To put in force; to cause to be executed; to make binding; to enforce.
  37. To exert to the utmost; to urge; hence, to strain; to urge to excessive, unnatural, or untimely action; to produce by unnatural effort; as, to force a consient or metaphor; to force a laugh; to force fruits.
  38. To compel ( an adversary or partner) to trump a trick by leading a suit of which he has none.
  39. To provide with forces; to reenforce; to strengthen by soldiers; to man; to garrison.
  40. To allow the force of; to value; to care for.
  41. To impel, drive, wrest, extort, get, etc., by main strength or violence; - with a following adverb, as along, away, from, into, through, out, etc.
  42. Active power; strength; energy; violence; power to persuade or convince; meaning; troops; armament; a trained or organized body; any cause that produces motion, or a change of motion, in a body.
  43. Strength, power, energy; efficacy; validity; influence; vehemence; violence; coercion or compulsion; military or naval strength ( often in plural); an armament; ( mech.) that which produces or tends to produce a change in a body's state of rest or motion.
  44. Strength; power; energy; influence; violence; military strength; body of soldiers.
  45. Any operating energy; constraint; compulsion; coercion; cogency; efficacy; import.
  46. An organized body, as of troops; an army.
  47. Power, or a power that produces or tends to produce change; energy; active power; momentum; compulsory power; moral power to convince the mind; validity; power to bind or hold; troops: an army or navy; a body organized for action; necessity; any unlawful violence to person or property. Physical force, the force of physical constraint. External forces, those forces which act upon bodies of matter at sensible distances, as gravitation. Moral force, the power of acting on the reason in judging and determining. Mechanical force, any cause which tends to alter a body's state of rest or of uniform motion in a straight line. Correlation of forces, the convertibility of one mode of force into another, as of heat into motion, and vice versa. Conservation of force. See Energy.
  48. Active power; vigour; quantity of power produced by motion; violence; troops; a body of land or naval combatants; capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; power to persuade or convince.
  49. Forcefully.
  50. Forceful.
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