HyperDic: force

English > 18 senses of the word force:
NOUNattributeforcea powerful effect or influence
phenomenonforce(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
attributeforce, forcefulness, strengthphysical energy or intensity
groupforce, personnelgroup of people willing / willing to obey orders
groupforce, military unit, military force, military groupa unit that is part of some military service
actforce, violencean act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)
person force, powerone possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
groupforcea group of people having the power of effective action
attributeforce, effect(of a law) having legal validity
actforce, force out, force-out, force playa putout of a base runner who is required to run
VERBsocialforce, coerce, hale, squeeze, pressureto cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
creationforce, impelurge or force (a person) to an action
motionforce, pushmove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
communicationforce, thrustimpose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
contactforce, wedge, squeezesqueeze like a wedge into a tight space
contactforce, drive, ramforce into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
contactforcedo forcibly
contactforce, stormtake by force
force > pronunciation
Soundsfao'rs
Rhymesairforce ... workhorse: 29 rhymes with aors...
English > force: 18 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA powerful effect or influence.
Example"the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
Narrowerduresscompulsory force or threat
heartbeatAn animating or vital unifying force
lifebloodAn essential or life-giving force
pressureA force that compels
wheelForces that provide energy and direction
BroaderinfluenceA power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
Spanishfuerza
Catalanforça
Verbsforceimpose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
forcedo forcibly
forceurge or force (a person) to an action
forceto cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
English > force: 18 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
Meaning(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity.
Example"force equals mass times acceleration"
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
NarrowerCoriolis force(physics) a force due to the earth's rotation
Lorentz forceThe force experienced by a point charge moving along a wire that is in a magnetic field
aerodynamic forceForces acting on airfoils in motion relative to the air (or other gaseous fluids)
affinity, chemical attractionThe force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule
attraction, attractive forceThe force by which one object attracts another
centrifugal forceThe outward force on a body moving in a curved path around another body
centripetal forceThe inward force on a body moving in a curved path around another body
cohesion(physics) the intermolecular force that holds together the molecules in a solid or liquid
drift, impetus, impulsionA force that moves something along
life force, vital force, vitality, elan vital(biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms
magnetomotive forceThe force that produces magnetic flux
momentA turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force)
propulsionA propelling force
pullThe force used in pulling
push, thrustThe force used in pushing
reaction(mechanics) the equal and opposite force that is produced when any force is applied to a body
repulsion, repulsive forceThe force by which bodies repel one another
stress(physics) force that produces strain on a physical body
torsion, torqueA twisting force
Broaderphysical phenomenonA natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
Spanishfuerza, vigor
Catalanforça, vigor
Verbsforcedo forcibly
forcemove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
English > force: 18 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningPhysical energy or intensity.
Examples
  • "he hit with all the force he could muster"
  • "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"
Synonymsforcefulness, strength
Narrowerbruntmain force of a blow etc
energy, vigor, vigour, zipforceful exertion
momentum, impulseAn impelling force or strength
Broaderintensity, intensivenesshigh level or degree
Spanishfuerza, vigor
Catalanforça, vigor
English > force: 18 senses > noun 4, group
Meaninggroup of people willing / willing to obey orders.
Example"a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
Synonympersonnel
Narrowerguerrilla force, guerilla forceAn irregular armed force that fights by sabotage and harassment
line personnelpersonnel having direct job performance responsibilities
management personnelpersonnel having overall planning and direction responsibilities
military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
military personnel, soldiery, troopssoldiers collectively
military police, MPA military corps that enforces discipline / discipline and guards prisoners
military service, armed service, serviceA force that is a branch of the armed forces
paramilitary, paramilitary force, paramilitary unit, paramilitary organization, paramilitary organisationA group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops)
patrolA group that goes through a region at regular intervals for the purpose of security
police, police force, constabulary, lawThe force of policemen and officers
rank and file, rankThe ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted / enlisted soldiers of an army)
security force, private security forceA privately employed group hired to protect the security of a business or industry
staffpersonnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
work force, workforce, manpower, hands, menThe force of workers available
Broaderorganization, organisationA group of people who work together
Spanishdotación, personal, plantilla
Catalandotació, personal, plantilla
English > force: 18 senses > noun 5, group
MeaningA unit that is part of some military service.
Example"he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
Synonymsmilitary unit, military force, military group
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Member ofmilitary service, armed service, serviceA force that is a branch of the armed forces
Membersserviceman, military man, man, military personnelsomeone who serves in the armed forces
NarrowerHaganahThe clandestine military wing of the Jewish leadership during the British rule over the mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948
Israeli Defense Force, IDFThe ground and air and naval forces of Israel
Republican Guardformerly Iraq's elite military unit whose primary role was to protect the government in Baghdad
air unitA military unit that is part of the airforce
armor, armourA military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
army unitA military unit that is part of an army
commandA military unit or region under the control of a single officer
commandoAn amphibious military unit trained for raids into enemy territory
contingent, detailA temporary military unit
echelonA body of troops arranged in a line
enemyAn opposing military force
guardA military unit serving to protect some place or person
headquarters(plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff
legionA large military unit
militia, reservescivilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army
mujahidin, mujahedin, mujahedeen, mujahadeen, mujahadin, mujahideen, mujahadeinA military force of Muslim guerilla warriors engaged in a jihad
naval unitA military unit that is part of a navy
phalanxA body of troops in close array
spearheadThe leading military unit in an attack
task forceA temporary military unit formed to accomplish a particular objective
trip wireA small military force that serves as a first line of defense
Broaderunit, social unitAn organization regarded as part of a larger / larger social group
Spanishfuerza, unidad militar, unidad
Catalanunitat militar, unitat
English > force: 18 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningAn act of aggression (as one against a person who resists).
Example"he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
Synonymviolence
Narrowerdomestic violenceviolence or physical abuse directed toward your spouse or domestic partner
riot, public violenceA public act of violence by an unruly mob
road rageviolence exhibited by drivers in traffic
Broaderaggression, hostilityviolent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
Spanishfuerza, violencia
Catalanforça, violència
Verbsforcetake by force
English > force: 18 senses > noun 7, person
MeaningOne possessing or exercising power or influence or authority.
Examples
  • "may the force be with you"
  • "the forces of evil"
Synonympower
NarrowerMolochA tyrannical power to be propitiated by human subservience or sacrifice
influenceOne having power to influence another
juggernaut, steamrollerA massive inexorable force that seems to crush / crush everything in its way / way
Broadercausal agent, cause, causal agencyAny entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
Spanishfuerza, poder
Catalanforça, poder
Verbsforceimpose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
forcedo forcibly
forceto cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
English > force: 18 senses > noun 8, group
MeaningA group of people having the power of effective action.
Example"he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
Broadersocial groupPeople sharing some social relation
English > force: 18 senses > noun 9, attribute
Meaning(of a law) having legal validity.
Synonymeffect
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broadervalidity, validnessThe quality of having legal force or effectiveness
English > force: 18 senses > noun 10, act
MeaningA 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.
Example"the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"
Synonymsforce out, force-out, force play
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
BroaderputoutAn out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout)
English > force: 18 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningTo cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means : "She forced him to take a job in the city".
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
ModelThey force him to write the letter
Synonymscoerce, hale, squeeze, pressure
Cause toact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
NarrowerbludgeonOvercome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
bring oneselfCause to undertake a certain action, usually used in the negative
dragoon, sandbag, railroadcompel by coercion, threats / threats, or crude means
driveTo compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
squeeze forsqueeze someone for money, information, etc.
steamroller, steamrollBring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure
terrorize, terrorisecoerce by violence or with threats / threats
turn up the heat, turn up the pressureapply great or increased pressure
Broadercompel, oblige, obligateForce somebody to do something
Spanishcoaccionar, coercer, forzar, obligar, presionar
Catalancoaccionar, forçar, obligar
Nounsforcea powerful effect or influence
forceone possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
English > force: 18 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningurge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey force him to write the letter
Synonymimpel
Broadercause, do, makegive rise to
Spanishimpeler, impulsar
Catalanimpulsar
Nounsforcea powerful effect or influence
English > force: 18 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner".
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonympush
EntailsmoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
pressExert pressure or force to or upon
Entailed bypunt, polepropel with a pole
Narrowerdriveurge forward
jamPush down forcibly
jerk, flickThrow or toss with a quick motion
jostle, shoveCome into rough contact with while moving
muscle intoForce one's way
nosePush or move with the nose
nudge, poke at, prodTo push against gently
press, pushmake strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
push aside, push awayPush out of the way
push out, obtrude, thrust outPush to thrust outward
push upPush upward
repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat backCause to move back / back by force or influence
shovePush roughly
thrustPush forcefully
thrust, stuff, shove, squeezePress or force
topple, tumble, tipCause to topple or tumble by pushing
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
See alsoforce outpress, force, or thrust out of a small space
force outforce or drive out
Oppositepull, drawCause to move by pulling
Similar topushPress against forcefully without moving
Spanishapretar, empujar
Catalanempentar, empènyer, prémer
Adjectivesforcibleimpelled by physical force especially against resistance
Participleforcedproduced by or subjected to forcing
Nounsforce(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
English > force: 18 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningimpose urgently, importunately, or inexorably.
PatternSomebody ----s something on somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
Example"She forced her diet fads on him"
Synonymthrust
Narrowerstick, stingsaddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous
Broadercompel, oblige, obligateForce somebody to do something
Spanishforzar
Catalanforçar
Nounsforcea powerful effect or influence
forceone possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
English > force: 18 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningsqueeze like a wedge into a tight space.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymswedge, squeeze
Entailed bybulldozeflatten with or as if with a bulldozer
Narrowercompress, compact, pack togethermake more compact by or as if by pressing
impactPress or wedge together
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishencajar
Catalancomprimir, encaixar, esprémer, estrènyer, falcar, premsar, tasconar
English > force: 18 senses > verb 6, contact
MeaningForce into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Synonymsdrive, ram
Narrowertoe, toenailDrive obliquely
BroaderthrustPush forcefully
Similar todrivecompel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
driveTo compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
Spanishdirigir, forzar
English > force: 18 senses > verb 7, contact
MeaningDo forcibly; exert force.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Don't force it!"
Narrowerpullapply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
See alsoforce backcause to move back / back by force or influence
force outforce with the thumb
force outcause to come out in a squirt
force outexpel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process
Nounsforcea powerful effect or influence
forceone possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
force(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
English > force: 18 senses > verb 8, contact
MeaningTake by force.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymstorm
Broaderpenetrate, perforatePass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
Spanishasaltar
Nounsforcean act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)

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