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Definition of Forces
ForceForce Force, v. t. [See Farce to stuff.]
To stuff; to lard; to farce. [R.]
Wit larded with malice, and malice forced with wit.
Force Force, n. [Of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. fors, foss, Dan.
A waterfall; a cascade. [Prov. Eng.]
To see the falls for force of the river Kent. --T.
ForceForce Force, n. [F. force, LL. forcia, fortia, fr. L. fortis
strong. See Fort, n.]
1. 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.
He was, in the full force of the words, a good man.
2. Power exerted against will or consent; compulsory power;
Which now they hold by force, and not by right.
3. 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.
Is Lucius general of the forces? --Shak.
(a) Strength or power exercised without law, or contrary
to law, upon persons or things; violence.
(b) Validity; efficacy. --Burrill.
5. (Physics) 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;
Animal force (Physiol.), muscular force or energy.
Catabiotic force [Gr. ? down (intens.) + ? life.] (Biol.),
the influence exerted by living structures on adjoining
cells, by which the latter are developed in harmony with
the primary structures.
Centrifugal force, Centripetal force, Coercive force,
etc. See under Centrifugal, Centripetal, etc.
Composition of forces, Correlation of forces, etc. See
under Composition, Correlation, etc.
Force and arms [trans. of L. vi et armis] (Law), an
expression in old indictments, signifying violence.
In force, or Of force, of unimpaired efficacy; valid; of
full virtue; not suspended or reversed. ``A testament is
of force after men are dead.' --Heb. ix. 17.
Metabolic force (Physiol.), the influence which causes and
controls the metabolism of the body.
No force, no matter of urgency or consequence; no account;
hence, to do no force, to make no account of; not to heed.
Of force, of necessity; unavoidably; imperatively. ``Good
reasons must, of force, give place to better.' --Shak.
Plastic force (Physiol.), the force which presumably acts
in the growth and repair of the tissues.
Vital force (Physiol.), that force or power which is
inherent in organization; that form of energy which is the
cause of the vital phenomena of the body, as distinguished
from the physical forces generally known.
Syn: Strength; vigor; might; energy; stress; vehemence;
violence; compulsion; coaction; constraint; coercion.
Usage: Force, Strength. Strength looks rather to power as
an inward capability or energy. Thus we speak of the
strength of timber, bodily strength, mental strength,
strength of emotion, etc. Force, on the other hand,
looks more to the outward; as, the force of
gravitation, force of circumstances, force of habit,
etc. We do, indeed, speak of strength of will and
force of will; but even here the former may lean
toward the internal tenacity of purpose, and the
latter toward the outward expression of it in action.
But, though the two words do in a few cases touch thus
closely on each other, there is, on the whole, a
marked distinction in our use of force and strength.
``Force is the name given, in mechanical science, to
whatever produces, or can produce, motion.' --Nichol.
Thy tears are of no force to mollify This flinty
More huge in strength than wise in works he was.
Adam and first matron Eve Had ended now their
orisons, and found Strength added from above,
new hope to spring Out of despair. --Milton.
Force Force, v. i. [Obs. in all the senses.]
1. To use violence; to make violent effort; to strive; to
Forcing with gifts to win his wanton heart.
2. To make a difficult matter of anything; to labor; to
hesitate; hence, to force of, to make much account of; to
Your oath once broke, you force not to forswear.
I force not of such fooleries. --Camden.
3. To be of force, importance, or weight; to matter.
It is not sufficient to have attained the name and
dignity of a shepherd, not forcing how. --Udall.
Meaning of Forces from wikipedia
or direction, unless counterbalanced
by other forces
. The concept
of force makes
the everyday notion
- The United States Armed Forces
are the military forces
of the United
States. The armed forces consists
of six service
branches: the Army, Marine
- The Israel Defense Forces
(IDF; Hebrew: צְבָא הַהֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל Tsva ha-Hagana le-Yisra'el, lit. 'The Army of Defense
for Israel'), alternatively...
- The United States
Army Special Forces
(SF), colloquially known
as the "Green Berets" due to their distinctive service
headgear, are a special
- Special forces
or special operations forces
(SOF) are military units trained
to conduct special
operations. NATO has defined special operations
- The Canadian Armed Forces
(CAF; French: Forces
armées canadiennes, FAC) are the unified military forces
of Canada, including
land, sea, and air commands...
- The Armed Forces
of the Russian Federation
(Russian: Вооружённые Си́лы Росси́йской Федера́ции, Vooružjonnyje Síly Rossíjskoj Federácii), commonly
- The Indian Armed Forces
are the military forces
of the Republic
of India. It consists
of three professional uniformed
services: the Indian
- Security forces
(SF) are statutory organizations
with internal security
mandates. In the legal context
countries, the term has variously
- The Military, also known collectively
as the armed forces
, are heavily
armed, highly organized forces primarily intended
for warfare. The military
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