Definition of Force


  • 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 out - force out - force play
  • (of a law) having legal validity
    "the law is still in effect"
  • a group of people having the power of effective action
    "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • a unit that is part of some military service
    "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
    - military unit - military force - military group
  • group of people willing to obey orders
    "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
  • 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"
  • (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    "force equals mass times acceleration"
  • a powerful effect or influence
    "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"


  • take by force
    "Storm the fort"
  • do forcibly
    exert force
    "Don't force it!"
  • cause to move by pulling
    "draw a wagon"
    "pull a sled"
  • force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
    "She rammed her mind into focus"
    "He drives me mad"
  • squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
    "I squeezed myself into the corner"
  • impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
    "She forced her diet fads on him"
  • move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
  • urge or force (a person) to an action
    constrain or motivate
  • 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble force

29 unscramble word found using the letters force.

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