Associations to the word «Force»


FORCE, noun. Strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigour; might; capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect.
FORCE, noun. Power exerted against will or consent; compulsory power; violence; coercion.
FORCE, noun. (countable) Anything that is able to make a big change in a person or thing.
FORCE, noun. (countable) (physics) A physical quantity that denotes ability to push, pull, twist or accelerate a body which is measured in a unit dimensioned in mass × distance/time² (ML/T²): SI: newton (N); CGS: dyne (dyn)
FORCE, noun. Something or anything that has the power to produce an effect upon something else.
FORCE, noun. (countable) A group that aims to attack, control, or constrain.
FORCE, noun. ​(uncountable) The ability to attack, control, or constrain.
FORCE, noun. (countable) A magic trick in which the outcome is known to the magician beforehand, especially one involving the apparent free choice of a card by another person.
FORCE, noun. (legal) Legal validity.
FORCE, noun. (legal) Either unlawful violence, as in a "forced entry", or lawful compulsion.
FORCE, noun. (science fiction) A binding, metaphysical, and ubiquitous power in the fictional universe of the Star Wars galaxy created by George Lucas.
FORCE, verb. (transitive) To violate (a woman); to rape. [from 14thc.]
FORCE, verb. (obsolete) (reflexive) (intransitive) To exert oneself, to do one's utmost. [from 14thc.]
FORCE, verb. (transitive) To compel (someone or something) to do something. [from 15thc.]
FORCE, verb. (transitive) To constrain by force; to overcome the limitations or resistance of. [from 16thc.]
FORCE, verb. (transitive) To drive (something) by force, to propel (generally + prepositional phrase or adverb). [from 16thc.]
FORCE, verb. (transitive) To cause to occur (despite inertia, resistance etc.); to produce through force. [from 16thc.]
FORCE, verb. (transitive) To forcibly open (a door, lock etc.). [from 17thc.]
FORCE, verb. To obtain or win by strength; to take by violence or struggle; specifically, to capture by assault; to storm, as a fortress.
FORCE, verb. (transitive) (baseball) To create an out by touching a base in advance of a runner who has no base to return to while in possession of a ball which has already touched the ground.
FORCE, verb. (whist) To compel (an adversary or partner) to trump a trick by leading a suit that he/she does not hold.
FORCE, verb. (archaic) To put in force; to cause to be executed; to make binding; to enforce.
FORCE, verb. (archaic) To provide with forces; to reinforce; to strengthen by soldiers; to man; to garrison.
FORCE, verb. (obsolete) To allow the force of; to value; to care for.
FORCE, noun. (countable) (Northern England) A waterfall or cascade.
FORCE, verb. To stuff; to lard; to farce.
FORCE, proper noun. (Northern England) Falls. used in place names.
FORCE DE FRAPPE, noun. The French nuclear deterrence force developed by Charles de Gaulle.
FORCE FIELD, noun. (physics) A region of space (a vector field) in which a force operates; contains lines of force; a field of force
FORCE FIELD, noun. (chemistry) A mathematical description of the potential energy of a system of atoms
FORCE FIELD, noun. (science fiction) An invisible barrier used as a protective shield
FORCE FIELDS, noun. Plural of force field
FORCE IN, verb. To make something larger fit in a smaller or tight place with brute force
FORCE MAJEURE, noun. An overwhelming force
FORCE MAJEURE, noun. (legal) an unavoidable catastrophe, especially one that prevents someone from fulfilling a legal obligation
FORCE MULTIPLIER, noun. (military) A factor, such as better positioning or equipment, which increases a unit's combat potential, allowing it to fight on a par with a larger force.
FORCE OF HABIT, noun. (idiomatic) an act that has been repeated to the point where the performance of the act becomes automatic
FORCE OF NATURE, noun. A mighty natural force which is beyond human control, notably if potentially castastophical, such as the elements (e.g. storms and extreme temperatures) or geological (e.g. seismic and volcanic) activity
FORCE OF NATURE, noun. (figuratively) A thing or person that exhibits qualities which appear to be beyond outside control.
FORCE OUT, verb. To cause something to be ejected
FORCE OUT, verb. (baseball) To create an out by touching a base in advance of a runner who has no base to return to while in possession of a ball which has already touched the ground
FORCE OUT, noun. (baseball) An instance of an out created by touching a base in advance of a runner who has no base to return to while in possession of a ball which has already touched the ground.
FORCE OUTS, noun. Plural of force out
FORCE PLAY, noun. (baseball) A play in which a baserunner on first base is required to advance to second base because the batter has become a runner, or a runner on second or third base is required to advance because a runner on a preceding base is so forced.
FORCE SOMEONE'S HAND, verb. (idiomatic) Bring about a situation which necessitates an agent to act, often causing a plan to be executed prematurely.

Dictionary definition

FORCE, noun. A powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them".
FORCE, noun. (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration".
FORCE, noun. 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".
FORCE, noun. Group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens".
FORCE, noun. A unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men".
FORCE, noun. 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".
FORCE, noun. 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".
FORCE, noun. A group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers".
FORCE, noun. (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect".
FORCE, noun. A putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base; "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force".
FORCE, 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"; "He squeezed her for information".
FORCE, verb. Urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate.
FORCE, verb. Move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner".
FORCE, verb. Impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him".
FORCE, verb. Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner".
FORCE, verb. Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad".
FORCE, verb. Cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled".
FORCE, verb. Do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!".
FORCE, verb. Take by force; "Storm the fort".

Wise words

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