Meaning of force

Definition of force

(noun) a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
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"
group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
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"
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"
a group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
(of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect"
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"
(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"
urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
move with force; "He pushed the table into a corner"
impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him"
squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!"
take by force; "Storm the fort"

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