• Force Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) To compel, as by strength of evidence; as, to force conviction on the mind.
- (n.) A waterfall; a cascade.
- (n.) To put in force; to cause to be executed; to make binding; to enforce.
- (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.
- (n.) To allow the force of; to value; to care for.
- (n.) Power exerted against will or consent; compulsory power; violence; coercion.
- (v. i.) To make a difficult matter of anything; to labor; to hesitate; hence, to force of, to make much account of; to regard.
- (n.) To compel (an adversary or partner) to trump a trick by leading a suit of which he has none.
- (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.
- (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.
- (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.
- (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.
- (v. i.) To use violence; to make violent effort; to strive; to endeavor.
- (n.) Validity; efficacy.
- (n.) To obtain or win by strength; to take by violence or struggle; specifically, to capture by assault; to storm, as a fortress.
- (v. i.) To be of force, importance, or weight; to matter.
- (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.
- (n.) To provide with forces; to reenforce; to strengthen by soldiers; to man; to garrison.
- (v. t.) To stuff; to lard; to farce.
- (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.
- (n.) Strength or power exercised without law, or contrary to law, upon persons or things; violence.
• Forced Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Done or produced with force or great labor, or by extraordinary exertion; hurried; strained; produced by unnatural effort or pressure; as, a forced style; a forced laugh.
- (imp. & p. p.) of Force
• Forceps Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A pair of pinchers, or tongs; an instrument for grasping, holding firmly, or exerting traction upon, bodies which it would be inconvenient or impracticable to seize with the fingers, especially one for delicate operations, as those of watchmakers, surgeons, accoucheurs, dentists, etc.
- (n.) The caudal forceps-shaped appendage of earwigs and some other insects. See Earwig.