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  • force — forceable, adj. forceless, adj. forcer, n. forcingly, adv. /fawrs, fohrs/, n., v., forced, forcing. n. 1. physical power or strength possessed by a living being: He used all his force in opening the window. 2. strength or power exerted upon an… …   Universalium

  • force — /fɔs / (say faws) noun 1. strength; impetus; intensity of effect. 2. might, as of a ruler or realm; strength for war. 3. strength or power exerted upon an object; physical coercion; violence: to use force in order to do something; to use force on …  

  • force — [[t]fɔrs, foʊrs[/t]] n. v. forced, forc•ing 1) physical power or strength: to pull with all one s force[/ex] 2) strength exerted upon an object; physical coercion; violence: to use force to open a door[/ex] 3) strength; energy; power: the force… …   From formal English to slang

  • force — Synonyms and related words: Niagara, abuse, actuate, acuteness, administer, adventuresomeness, adventurousness, affective meaning, aggression, aggressiveness, ambitiousness, amount, amperage, amplitude, animality, animate, apply, arm, armed… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • force — 1 n 1: a cause of motion, activity, or change intervening force: a force that acts after another s negligent act or omission has occurred and that causes injury to another: intervening cause at cause irresistible force: an unforeseeable event esp …   Law dictionary

  • force — [fôrs, fōrs] n. [ME < OFr < VL * fortia, * forcia < L fortis, strong: see FORT1] 1. strength; energy; vigor; power 2. the intensity of power; impetus [the force of a blow] 3. a) physical power or strength exerted against a person or… …   English World dictionary

  • Force-feeding — Force feeding, which in some circumstances is also called gavage, is the practice of feeding a person or an animal against their will. Force feeding of humans Force feeding is generally carried out by passing a tube through the nose into the… …   Wikipedia

  • force — [n1] physical energy, power arm, brunt, clout, coercion, compulsion, conscription, constrait, draft, duress, dynamism, effort, enforcement, exaction, extortion, full head of steam*, fury, horsepower, impact, impetus, impulse, might, momentum,… …   New thesaurus

  • Force (Star Wars) — Jedi mind trick redirects here. For the hip hop group, see Jedi Mind Tricks. The Force is a binding, metaphysical and ubiquitous power in the fictional universe of the Star Wars galaxy created by George Lucas. Mentioned in the first film in the… …   Wikipedia

  • force — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. compulsion, coercion; strength, brawn, power, might; meaning, import, effect; troops, soldiery, army (see combatant). See vigor. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Physical power] Syn. strength, energy, might;… …   English dictionary for students

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