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Meaning of force

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence
           easily persuaded them"
      2: (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical
         quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
      3: 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" [syn: {force}, {forcefulness}, {strength}]
      4: group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is
         necessary to give security to the rights of citizens" [syn:
         {force}, {personnel}]
      5: a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar
         a force of six thousand men" [syn: {military unit}, {military
         force}, {military group}, {force}]
      6: 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" [syn: {violence},
      7: 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" [syn: {power}, {force}]
      8: a group of people having the power of effective action; "he
         joined forces with a band of adventurers"
      9: (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in
         effect" [syn: {effect}, {force}]
      10: 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" [syn: {force out}, {force-out}, {force play},
      v 1: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical,
           moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job
           in the city"; "He squeezed her for information" [syn:
           {coerce}, {hale}, {squeeze}, {pressure}, {force}]
      2: urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
         [syn: {impel}, {force}]
      3: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner" [syn:
         {push}, {force}] [ant: {draw}, {force}, {pull}]
      4: impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced
         her diet fads on him" [syn: {force}, {thrust}]
      5: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself
         into the corner" [syn: {wedge}, {squeeze}, {force}]
      6: force into or from an action or state, either physically or
         metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives
         me mad" [syn: {force}, {drive}, {ram}]
      7: cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled" [syn:
         {pull}, {draw}, {force}] [ant: {force}, {push}]
      8: do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!"
      9: take by force; "Storm the fort" [syn: {storm}, {force}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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