Definitions of force:
- noun: physical energy or intensity
Example: "He hit with all the force he could muster"
- noun: a powerful effect or influence
Example: "The force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
- noun: a group of people having the power of effective action
Example: "He joined forces with a band of adventurers"
- noun: group of people willing to obey orders
Example: "A public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
- noun: (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
Example: "Force equals mass times acceleration"
- noun: an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)
Example: "He may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
- noun: (of a law) having legal validity
- noun: one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
Example: "May the force be with you"
- noun: a unit that is part of some military service
Example: "He sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
- verb: impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably
Example: "She forced her diet fads on him"
- verb: do forcibly; exert force
Example: "Don't force it!"
- verb: force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
- verb: take by force
- verb: urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
- verb: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
- verb: cause to move along the ground by pulling
- verb: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
- verb: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
- name: A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #7982)
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