Noun Definition

force

1.Definition: (of a law) having legal validity

Related Noun(s):effect

Category: General

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

"Force equals mass times acceleration"

Category: General

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

"He joined forces with a band of adventurers"

Category: General

4.Definition: a powerful effect or influence

"The force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"

Category: General

5.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

"The shortstop got the runner at second on a force"

Category: General

6.Definition: a unit that is part of some military service

"He sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"

Category: General

7.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):violence

Category: General

8.Definition: group of people willing to obey orders

"A public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"

Related Noun(s):personnel

Category: General

9.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):power

Category: People

10.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):strength, forcefulness

Category: General