Definitions for force

Definitions for (noun) force

Main entry: force, force out, force play, force-out

Definition: 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

Usage: the shortstop got the runner at second on a force

Main entry: violence, force

Definition: an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)

Usage: he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one

Main entry: effect, force

Definition: (of a law) having legal validity

Usage: the law is still in effect

Main entry: force, forcefulness, strength

Definition: physical energy or intensity

Usage: 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

Main entry: force

Definition: a powerful effect or influence

Usage: the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them

Main entry: military force, military group, military unit, force

Definition: a unit that is part of some military service

Usage: he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men

Main entry: force

Definition: a group of people having the power of effective action

Usage: he joined forces with a band of adventurers

Main entry: force, personnel

Definition: group of people willing to obey orders

Usage: a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens

Main entry: power, force

Definition: one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority

Usage: the mysterious presence of an evil power; may the force be with you; the forces of evil

Main entry: force

Definition: (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity

Usage: force equals mass times acceleration

Definitions for (verb) force

Main entry: thrust, force

Definition: impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably

Usage: She forced her diet fads on him

Main entry: force

Definition: do forcibly; exert force

Usage: Don't force it!

Main entry: pull, force, draw

Definition: cause to move by pulling

Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled

Main entry: force, drive, ram

Definition: force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically

Usage: She rammed her mind into focus; He drives me mad

Main entry: force, wedge, squeeze

Definition: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

Usage: I squeezed myself into the corner

Main entry: storm, force

Definition: take by force

Usage: Storm the fort

Main entry: impel, force

Definition: urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate

Main entry: push, force

Definition: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

Main entry: squeeze, pressure, force, hale, coerce

Definition: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

Usage: He squeezed her for information

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