force force  /ˈfɔrs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a powerful effect or influence
  2. (n) (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
  3. (n) physical energy or intensity
  4. (n) group of people willing to obey orders
  5. (n) a unit that is part of some military service
  6. (n) an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)
  7. (n) one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
  8. (n) a group of people having the power of effective action
  9. (n) (of a law) having legal validity
  10. (n) 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
  11. (v) to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :
  12. (v) urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
  13. (v) move with force,
  14. (v) impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
  15. (v) squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
  16. (v) force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
  17. (v) cause to move by pulling
  18. (v) do forcibly; exert force
  19. (v) take by force

Usage(s):

  1. Indians who believe in achieving their ends without resorting to violence put a great deal of faith in satyagraha, or reliance on soul force.
  2. Unless diplomatic pressure induces the Arab forces to withdraw again, the Israelis would attack to force them into flight or destroy them, as in 1967.
  3. For the Israelis, who take pride in the morality of their armed forces, the revelations were deeply troubling.

News

  1. Air Force recruiter gets 27 years on sex charges

    SAN ANTONIO – An Air Force recruiter has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault and other offenses. A panel of officers on Friday sentenced Tech Sgt. Jaime Rodriguez at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Rodriguez faced up to life in prison.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Texas Air Force recruiter sentenced to 27 years for sex offenses

    By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - An Air Force recruiter was sentenced on Friday to 27 years in prison for sexually assaulting women who went to his Houston-area recruiting station to ask about joining the military, a Lackland Air Force Base spokesman said. Technical Sergeant Jaime Rodriguez, 34, also was reduced in rank to airman basic, the lowest rank in the Air Force, and will be ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Gale Force Retains Advisor to assist with Review of Strategic Alternatives

    Gale Force Retains Advisor to assist with Review of Strategic Alternatives
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

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Quotes

  1. "The weight of this crisis will not determine the destiny of this nation," Obama said in his first speech to a joint session of Congress. "Those qualities that have made America the greatest force of progress and prosperity in human history...
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Boston Globe

  2. Mendes, who made her his Tony-award winning Sally Bowles in his Broadway version of Cabaret, said: "Natasha combined the best of Redgrave and Richardson: the enormous depth and emotional force of a great actor on the one hand, and the intelligence...
    on Mar 19, 2009 By: Sam Mendes Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "We must demonstrate to the people and to the Taliban, that Afghan and (International Security Assistance Force) forces are here to safeguard the Afghan people, and that we are in this to win, that is our clear objective," he said.
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

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