v. t.1.To stuff; to lard; to farce.
n.1.A waterfall; a cascade.
To see the falls for force of the river Kent.
- T. Gray.
1.Capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of strength or energy; 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.
He was, in the full force of the words, a good man.
- Macaulay.
2.Power exerted against will or consent; compulsory power; violence; coercion; as, by force of arms; to take by force.
Which now they hold by force, and not by right.
- Shak.
3.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; the armed forces.
4.(Law) Strength or power exercised without law, or contrary to law, upon persons or things; violence.
5.(Physics) 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.
Animal force
(Physiol.) muscular force or energy.
Catabiotic force
(Biol.) the influence exerted by living structures on adjoining cells, by which the latter are developed in harmony with the primary structures.
Centrifugal force
See under Centrifugal, Centripetal, etc.
Composition of forces
See under Composition, Correlation, etc.
Force and arms
(Law) an expression in old indictments, signifying violence.
In force
of unimpaired efficacy; valid; of full virtue; not suspended or reversed.
Metabolic force
(Physiol.) the influence which causes and controls the metabolism of the body.
- Heb. ix. 17.
No force
no matter of urgency or consequence; no account; hence, to do no force, to make no account of; not to heed.
Of force
of necessity; unavoidably; imperatively.
- Chaucer.
Plastic force
(Physiol.) the force which presumably acts in the growth and repair of the tissues.
- Shak.
Vital force
(Physiol.) that force or power which is inherent in organization; that form of energy which is the cause of the vital phenomena of the body, as distinguished from the physical forces generally known.
Thy tears are of no force to mollify
This flinty man.
- Heywood.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Forced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Forcing .]
2.To compel, as by strength of evidence; as, to force conviction on the mind.
3.To do violence to; to overpower, or to compel by violence to one's will; especially, to ravish; to violate; to commit rape upon.
To force their monarch and insult the court.
- Dryden.
To force a spotless virgin's chastity.
- Shak.
4.To obtain, overcome, or win by strength; to take by violence or struggle; specifically, to capture by assault; to storm, as a fortress; as, to force the castle; to force a lock.
5.To impel, drive, wrest, extort, get, etc., by main strength or violence; - with a following adverb, as along, away, from, into, through, out, etc.
To force the tyrant from his seat by war.
- Sahk.
6.To put in force; to cause to be executed; to make binding; to enforce.
What can the church force more?
- J. Webster.
7.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 conceit or metaphor; to force a laugh; to force fruits.
8.(Whist) To compel (an adversary or partner) to trump a trick by leading a suit of which he has none.
9.To provide with forces; to reënforce; to strengthen by soldiers; to man; to garrison.
10.To allow the force of; to value; to care for.
For me, I force not argument a straw.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To use violence; to make violent effort; to strive; to endeavor.
2.To make a difficult matter of anything; to labor; to hesitate; hence, to force of, to make much account of; to regard.
Your oath once broke, you force not to forswear.
- Shak.
I force not of such fooleries.
- Camden.
3.To be of force, importance, or weight; to matter.
Noun1.Forceforce - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
2.force - 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"
Synonyms: power
3.force - (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
4.Forceforce - group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
Synonyms: personnel
5.force - a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
6.force - an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
Synonyms: violence
7.force - physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"
8.force - a group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
9.force - (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect"
Synonyms: effect
Verb1.force - to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
2.force - urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
Synonyms: impel
3.force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
Synonyms: push
4.force - impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him"
Synonyms: thrust
5.force - squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
Synonyms: wedge, squeeze
6.force - force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
Synonyms: ram, drive
7.force - do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!"
8.force - cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
Synonyms: draw, pull
9.force - take by force; "Storm the fort"
Synonyms: storm
Force - A dBASE dialect for MS-DOS.
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savagery, say, scope, scruple, seduce, semantic cluster, semantic field, sense, servantry, set in motion, severity, shake, sharpness, shotgun, shoulder, shove, significance, signification, significatum, signifie, sinew, sinewiness, slug, soil, soldiers, solidity, soundness, spade, span of meaning, spark, speed, spirit, spoil, spout, spunk, squeeze in, staff, stalwartness, stamina, staying power, steam, steamroller, sticking power, stimulate, stone, stoutness, strain, strength, strength of will, strenuousness, stress, strong arm, strong language, structural meaning, stuff in, sturdiness, suasion, substance, substantiality, subtle influence, suggestion, sully, sum, sum and substance, superiority, superpower, supremacy, sway, symbolic meaning, tamp, tamp in, tenor, tension, terrorism, the help, thin, thin out, thrust, thrust in, tie, till, till the soil, ton, totality of associations, toughness, transferred meaning, trenchancy, troops, trouble, tyranny, ultima ratio, unadorned meaning, undertone, units of weight, up-and-comingness, upper hand, use force upon, valid, validity, value, vandalism, vehemence, velocity, venom, venturesomeness, venturousness, viciousness, vigorousness, vim, violate, virility, virtue, virulence, visit, vitality, waterfall, watershoot, wattage, wedge in, weed, weed out, weight, whip hand, whole, work, wreak, wreck, wrench, wrest, wring
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Forbidden City
forbidden fruit
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Force pump
force unit
force-feed lubricating system
Forced draught
forced feeding
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