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Forces (IPA: /ˈfɔɹsɪz/)


Force (v. t.)

To stuff; to lard; to farce.

Force (n.)

A waterfall; a cascade.

Force (n.)

Strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of strength or energy; capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; 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.

Force (n.)

Power exerted against will or consent; compulsory power; violence; coercion.

Force (n.)

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.

Force (n.)

Strength or power exercised without law, or contrary to law, upon persons or things; violence.

Force (n.)

Validity; efficacy.

Force (n.)

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.

Force (n.)

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.

Force (n.)

To compel, as by strength of evidence; as, to force conviction on the mind.

Force (n.)

To do violence to; to overpower, or to compel by violence to one;s will; especially, to ravish; to violate; to commit rape upon.

Force (n.)

To obtain or win by strength; to take by violence or struggle; specifically, to capture by assault; to storm, as a fortress.

Force (n.)

To impel, drive, wrest, extort, get, etc., by main strength or violence; -- with a following adverb, as along, away, from, into, through, out, etc.

Force (n.)

To put in force; to cause to be executed; to make binding; to enforce.

Force (n.)

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 consient or metaphor; to force a laugh; to force fruits.

Force (n.)

To compel (an adversary or partner) to trump a trick by leading a suit of which he has none.

Force (n.)

To provide with forces; to reenforce; to strengthen by soldiers; to man; to garrison.

Force (n.)

To allow the force of; to value; to care for.

Force (v. i.)

To use violence; to make violent effort; to strive; to endeavor.

Force (v. i.)

To make a difficult matter of anything; to labor; to hesitate; hence, to force of, to make much account of; to regard.

Force (v. i.)

To be of force, importance, or weight; to matter.

Force ()

A pump having a solid piston, or plunger, for drawing and forcing a liquid, as water, through the valves; in distinction from a pump having a bucket, or valved piston.

Force ()

A pump adapted for delivering water at a considerable height above the pump, or under a considerable pressure; in distinction from one which lifts the water only to the top of the pump or delivers it through a spout. See Illust. of Plunger pump, under Plunger.

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Painting by Erich Buchholz

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Painting by Trevor Bell

Force

Influence that causes an object to change motion

Force

Legal concept

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Song by Superfly

Example Sentence (Quote)

" All forces have been steadily employ'd to complete and delight me, Now on this spot I stand with my robust soul." - Now

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Art lies in understanding some part of the dark forces and bringing them under the direction of reason." - Robertson Davies

Example Sentence (Quote)

"As Commander in Chief, I can report to you: Our armed forces fought with honor and valor." - United States Armed Forces

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Dark forces dragged me away from the keyboard, swirling forces of irresistible intensity and power." - Boris Johnson

Example Sentence (Quote)

"De pareils serviteurs sont les forces des rois, Et de pareils aussi sont au-dessus des lois." - Pierre Corneille


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