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  • 1 Force — Force, n. [F. force, LL. forcia, fortia, fr. L. fortis strong. See {Fort}, n.] 1. Capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of strength or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Force — Force, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Forced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forcing}.] [OF. forcier, F. forcer, fr. LL. forciare, fortiare. See {Force}, n.] 1. To constrain to do or to forbear, by the exertion of a power not resistible; to compel by physical, moral,… …

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  • 3 Force K — was a British Royal Navy task force of the Second World War. It operated out of Malta and was responsible for intercepting convoys carrying supplies to the Italian and German forces in North Africa, including Erwin Rommel s Afrika Korps.Force K… …

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  • 4 Force 17 — is an elite commando and special operations unit of the Palestinian Fatah movement and later of the Office of the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority.Force 17 was formed in the early 1970s by senior Fatah militant Ali Hassan Salameh (Abu… …

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  • 5 Force — Force, v. i. [Obs. in all the senses.] 1. To use violence; to make violent effort; to strive; to endeavor. [1913 Webster] Forcing with gifts to win his wanton heart. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a difficult matter of anything; to labor; to… …

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  • 6 Force 10 — may refer to: *Force 10 from Navarone (film) *Force 10 on the Beaufort scale of wind speeds *Gull Force 10, a fuel brand in New Zealand *Force10, an American computer networking company *Force 10, an amusement ride …

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  • 7 Force — Force, n. [Of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. fors, foss, Dan. fos.] A waterfall; a cascade. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] To see the falls for force of the river Kent. T. Gray. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Force — Force, v. t. [See {Farce} to stuff.] To stuff; to lard; to farce. [R.] [1913 Webster] Wit larded with malice, and malice forced with wit. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 FORCE — s. f. Vigueur, faculté naturelle d agir vigoureusement. Il se dit proprement en parlant De l homme et des animaux. Force physique. Grande force. Force extraordinaire. Force de corps. Force de bras. Force de reins. La force d un homme, d un animal …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 10 Force — For other uses, see Force (disambiguation). See also: Forcing (disambiguation) Forces are also described as a push or pull on an object. They can be due to phenomena such as gravity, magnetism, or anything that might cause a mass to accelerate …

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  • 11 FORCE — n. f. Faculté naturelle d’agir vigoureusement. Il se dit proprement en parlant de l’Homme et des animaux. Force physique. Force musculaire. Une force d’Hercule. Frapper de toute sa force. Manquer de force. Lancer une chose avec force. Crier de… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 12 Force H — Infobox Military Unit unit name=Force H image caption= dates=1940–1943 country=United Kingdom allegiance= branch=Royal Navy type= role= size= command structure= current commander= Garrison=Gibraltar ceremonial chief= colonel of the regiment=… …

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  • 13 force — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Vulgar Latin *fortia, from Latin fortis strong Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) strength or energy exerted or brought to bear ; cause of motion or change ; active power < the forces of nature …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 force(s) — See airborne force; armed forces; covering force; garrison force; multinational force; Navy cargo handling force; task force; underway replenishment force …

    Military dictionary

  • 15 Force It — Infobox Album | Name = Force It Type = Album Artist = UFO Released = July 1975 Recorded = Morgan Studios, London Genre = Hard rock, Heavy metal Length = 38:11 / 65:26 (2007 Reissue) Label = Chrysalis Records Producer = Leo Lyons Reviews =… …

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  • 16 Force Z — Two World War II military groups were called Force Z* An Allied force attached to General Sir Archibald Wavell s Middle East Command in 1941, consisting of Nos. 7, 8, and 11 Commando, along with the locally raised Combined Middle East Commando.… …

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  • 17 force — See: IN FORCE, JOIN FORCES …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 18 force — 1. An aggregation of military personnel, weapon systems, equipment, and necessary support, or combination thereof. 2. A major subdivision of a fleet …

    Military dictionary

  • 19 Force Dynamics — is a semantic category that describes the way in which entities interact with reference to force. Force Dynamics gained a good deal of attention in cognitive linguistics due to its claims of psychological plausibility and the elegance with which… …

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  • 20 Force and arms — Force Force, n. [F. force, LL. forcia, fortia, fr. L. fortis strong. See {Fort}, n.] 1. Capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English