This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

Force synonyms

Sorting by
Votes
The number of people constituting a normal or ideal organization:
1
0
  1. The number of people constituting a normal or ideal organization:
  2. The state or quality of being strong; physical power or capacity:
  3. The ability to deal with difficult situations or to maintain a moral or intellectual position:
To order, establish, or decide by decree:
1
0
  1. To order, establish, or decide by decree:
  2. To issue a decree; ordain
  3. To order, decide, or appoint by decree or officially
The power to resist strain, stress, etc.; toughness; durability
1
0
  1. The power to resist strain, stress, etc.; toughness; durability
  2. The state or quality of being strong; physical power or capacity:
  3. The ability to deal with difficult situations or to maintain a moral or intellectual position:
(--- Informal) A nonphysical force or quality perceived as inhering in a particular place, person, or situation:
0
0
  1. (--- Informal) A nonphysical force or quality perceived as inhering in a particular place, person, or situation:
  2. Exertion of vigor or power:
  3. The capacity for work or vigorous activity:
Great or superior strength, power, force, or vigor
0
0
  1. Great or superior strength, power, force, or vigor
  2. Strength or power of any degree
  3. Physical strength:
The improper use of economic power to alter, shape, or otherwise control the actions of another.
0
0
  1. The improper use of economic power to alter, shape, or otherwise control the actions of another.
  2. Constrain or restrain by physical force or the threat of such force. See also duress and undue influence.
  3. Power or ability to coerce.
Unjust or callous use of force or power, as in violating another's rights, sensibilities, etc.
0
0
  1. Unjust or callous use of force or power, as in violating another's rights, sensibilities, etc.
  2. Behavior or treatment in which physical force is exerted for the purpose of causing damage or injury:
  3. Extreme or powerful emotion or expression:
That which compels; driving force
0
0
  1. That which compels; driving force
  2. An act or acts performed in response to such an impulse.
  3. (Psychiatry) An act or ritual that a person feels compelled to perform repeatedly, often to reduce the distress caused by an obsession.
The application of force, or the threat of force, to compel another to act against his or her will. Used as a defense in criminal and contractual matters, for example, that a defendant participated in a crime because held at gunpoint, or signed a contract only under the threat of physical harm. See also economic duress. The application of force, or the threat of force, to compel another to act against his or her will. Used as a defense in criminal and contractual matters, for example, that a defendant participated in a crime because held at gunpoint, or signed a contract only under the threat of physical harm. See also economic duress.
0
0
  1. The application of force, or the threat of force, to compel another to act against his or her will. Used as a defense in criminal and contractual matters, for example, that a defendant participated in a crime because held at gunpoint, or signed a contract only under the threat of physical harm. See also economic duress. The application of force, or the threat of force, to compel another to act against his or her will. Used as a defense in criminal and contractual matters, for example, that a defendant participated in a crime because held at gunpoint, or signed a contract only under the threat of physical harm. See also economic duress.
  2. Constraint or difficulty caused by misfortune:
  3. Compulsion by threat or violence; coercion:
The characteristic or quality of being forceful
0
0
  1. The characteristic or quality of being forceful
Physical or intellectual vigor; energy or liveliness.
0
0
  1. Physical or intellectual vigor; energy or liveliness.
  2. Power to live or go on living
  3. Power, as of an institution, to endure or survive
A source of usable power, such as petroleum or coal.
0
0
  1. A source of usable power, such as petroleum or coal.
  2. Such forces or power, esp. in action
  3. Strength or power efficiently exerted
Physical or mental strength, energy, or force:
0
0
  1. Physical or mental strength, energy, or force:
  2. Effective legal or binding force; validity
  3. Intensity, force, or energy
The condition or fact of being dominant.
0
0
  1. The condition or fact of being dominant.
  2. A dominating, or being dominant; control; authority
  3. Being in a position of power, authority or ascendancy over others.
(Uncountable) The quality or state of being competent, i.e. able or suitable for a general role.
0
0
  1. (Uncountable) The quality or state of being competent, i.e. able or suitable for a general role.
  2. (Countable) In law, the legal authority to deal with a matter.
  3. Condition or quality of being competent; ability; fitness; specif., legal capability, power, or jurisdiction
The state or quality of being persistent; persistency.
0
0
  1. The state or quality of being persistent; persistency.
  2. Continuance of an effect after the cause is removed:
  3. The continuance of an effect after the removal of its cause
Strength of will, mind, or determination; self-control
0
0
  1. Strength of will, mind, or determination; self-control
  2. The unwavering strength of will to carry out one's wishes.
A strong organized effort to accomplish a purpose:
0
0
  1. A strong organized effort to accomplish a purpose:
  2. The power or energy to get things done; enthusiastic or aggressive vigor
  3. Any apparatus that transmits power in a motor vehicle
The settling of a question or case by an authoritative decision or pronouncement, especially by a judicial body:
0
0
  1. The settling of a question or case by an authoritative decision or pronouncement, especially by a judicial body:
  2. The ascertaining or fixing of the quantity, quality, position, or character of something:
  3. A final ruling by a court or agency; the cessation of an interest in property or of a power granted by law. A final ruling by a court or agency; the cessation of an interest in property or of a power granted by law.
The ratio of effective work to the energy expended in producing it, as of a machine; output divided by input
0
0
  1. The ratio of effective work to the energy expended in producing it, as of a machine; output divided by input
  2. Ability to produce a desired effect, product, etc. with a minimum of effort, expense, or waste; quality or fact of being efficient
  3. The ratio of the energy delivered by a machine to the energy supplied for its operation.
Power or capacity to produce a desired effect; effectiveness.
0
0
  1. Power or capacity to produce a desired effect; effectiveness.
An accepted source of expert information or advice:
0
0
  1. An accepted source of expert information or advice:
  2. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
  3. Power or influence resulting from knowledge, prestige, etc.
The ability to deal with difficult situations or to maintain a moral or intellectual position:
0
0
  1. The ability to deal with difficult situations or to maintain a moral or intellectual position:
  2. The state or quality of being strong; physical power or capacity:
  3. The power to resist strain, stress, etc.; toughness; durability
The quality of being impressive.
0
0
Degree or extent; relative strength, magnitude, vigor, etc.
0
0
  1. Degree or extent; relative strength, magnitude, vigor, etc.
  2. (Physics) The amount of force or energy of heat, light, sound, electric current, etc. per unit area, volume, charge, etc.
  3. (Physics) time-averaged energy flux (the ratio of average power to the area through which the power "flows"); irradiance
Dynamic reality; active energy; continuous change, progress, or activity.
0
0
  1. Dynamic reality; active energy; continuous change, progress, or activity.
  2. Great energy, drive, force, or power; vigor of body, mind or personality; oomph or pizzazz
  3. The theory that force or energy, rather than mass or motion, is the basic principle of all phenomena
The capacity to be used, treated, or developed for a specific purpose:
0
0
  1. The capacity to be used, treated, or developed for a specific purpose:
  2. Abilities, features, etc. not yet developed or utilized
  3. The power or ability to generate an outcome
The quality or condition of being potent.
0
0
  1. The quality or condition of being potent.
  2. Inherent capacity for growth and development; potentiality.
  3. The state or quality of being potent, or the degree of this; power; strength
The rate at which work is done, or energy expended, per unit time. Power is usually measured in watts (especially for electrical power) or horsepower (especially for mechanical power). For a path conducting electrical current, such as a component in an electric circuit, P = VI, where P is the power dissipated along the path, V is the voltage across the path, and I is the current through the path.
0
0
  1. The rate at which work is done, or energy expended, per unit time. Power is usually measured in watts (especially for electrical power) or horsepower (especially for mechanical power). For a path conducting electrical current, such as a component in an electric circuit, P = VI, where P is the power dissipated along the path, V is the voltage across the path, and I is the current through the path.
  2. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively:
  3. The energy or motive force by which a physical system or machine is operated:
The high-jump component of the sport of show jumping.
0
0
  1. The high-jump component of the sport of show jumping.
  2. Power, might or potency.
A tool driven against a nail, bolt, etc. that is to be worked in, or against a pin that is to be worked out
0
0
  1. A tool driven against a nail, bolt, etc. that is to be worked in, or against a pin that is to be worked out
  2. A sweet drink made with fruit juices, carbonated beverages, sherbet, etc., often mixed with wine or liquor, and typically served in cups from a large bowl
  3. Impressive or effective force; impact.
A vigorous effort, campaign, etc.
0
0
  1. A vigorous effort, campaign, etc.
  2. (Informal) Persevering energy; enterprise:
  3. A thing to be pushed so as to work a mechanism
Guts; spunk.
0
0
  1. Guts; spunk.
  2. Courage and initiative; enterprise and boldness
  3. (Obs.) Shrewdness in practical matters; common sense
Physical or sexual attractiveness.
0
0
  1. Physical or sexual attractiveness.
  2. (Slang, old) Sex appeal
  3. (Slang) Vigor; energy
Smartness, style, flair, etc.
0
0
  1. Smartness, style, flair, etc.
  2. Alternative spelling of pizzazz.
  3. Energy, vigor, vitality, spirit, etc.
A group of musicians playing together, esp. upon wind and percussion instruments
0
1
  1. A group of musicians playing together, esp. upon wind and percussion instruments
  2. A group of musicians who perform as an ensemble.
  3. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
A group of people working together, usually under the direction of a foreman or leader
0
0
  1. A group of people working together, usually under the direction of a foreman or leader
  2. On a small sailboat, the person or persons who assist the helmsman, as by handling the sails
  3. (Sports) A team of rowers, as of a racing shell.
The unit so dispatched.
0
0
  1. The unit so dispatched.
  2. Absence of prejudice or bias; disinterest:
  3. The dispatch of a military unit, such as troops or ships, from a larger body for a special duty or mission.
A group of people constituting one side in a contest or competition
0
0
  1. A group of people constituting one side in a contest or competition
  2. A group of animals exhibited or performing together, as horses at an equestrian show.
  3. A group organized for work or activity:
(Loosely) A great number; lot
0
0
  1. (Loosely) A great number; lot
  2. A group of soldiers.
  3. A group of persons, animals, or, formerly, things; herd, flock, band, etc.
A cell phone.
0
0
  1. A cell phone.
  2. A single unit that converts radiant energy into electric energy:
  3. A storm cell.
A group of several ships of similar type forming a tactical unit under a single command in the US Navy.
0
0
  1. A group of several ships of similar type forming a tactical unit under a single command in the US Navy.
  2. The proportional distribution of a quantity or entity:
  3. (Biology) Cell division.
A single person, group, or thing, esp. as distinguished from others or as part of a whole
0
0
  1. A single person, group, or thing, esp. as distinguished from others or as part of a whole
  2. A section of an academic course focusing on a selected theme:
  3. A fixed amount of work used as a basis in awarding scholastic credits, usually determined by the number of hours spent in class
A share or quota, as of troops, laborers, delegates, etc.
0
0
  1. A share or quota, as of troops, laborers, delegates, etc.
  2. A representative group that is selected from or part of a larger group.
  3. A group or detachment, as of troops or police, assigned to aid a larger force.
To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance; demand:
0
0
  1. To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance; demand:
  2. To force (a person) to do something; drive or constrain:
  3. To get or bring about by force
To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force:
0
0
  1. To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force:
  2. To pressure, intimidate, or force (someone) into doing something.
  3. To bring about by using force; enforce
To employ urgent persuasion or entreaty:
0
0
  1. To employ urgent persuasion or entreaty:
  2. To squeeze for the purpose of making smooth, compact, etc.; compress
  3. To make (a sound recording), originally by pressing (a vinyl phonograph record) under pressure in a mold.
To carry through vigorously to a conclusion:
0
0
  1. To carry through vigorously to a conclusion:
  2. To work or try hard, as to reach a goal
  3. To cause to go through; make penetrate
To get ready or set in order for use:
0
0
  1. To get ready or set in order for use:
  2. To achieve, produce, or attain:
  3. To act or behave in a specified manner:
To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
0
0
  1. To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
  2. To push, drive, or move forward; propel
  3. To urge to action through moral pressure; drive:
To produce in a forced or inhibited manner:
0
0
  1. To produce in a forced or inhibited manner:
  2. To keep within certain limits; confine or limit:
  3. To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
To bind someone by performing a service for that person.
0
0
  1. To bind someone by performing a service for that person.
  2. To compel or require (someone) to do something, as by circumstance or legality:
  3. To make indebted for a favor or kindness done; do a favor for
To move or impel to action, effort, or speed; spur.
0
0
  1. To move or impel to action, effort, or speed; spur.
  2. To entreat or plead with; ask, persuade, or solicit earnestly; press; exhort
  3. To make an earnest presentation of arguments, claims, charges, entreaties, etc.
(--- Informal) To promote or sell (a product):
0
0
  1. (--- Informal) To promote or sell (a product):
  2. To bring into a critical state; esp., to make critically in need
  3. (Baseball, Golf) To hit (the ball) and make it go to the right or, if one is left-handed, to the left
The force that propels an object in a given direction, especially when generated by the object itself, as by an engine or rocket.
0
0
  1. The force that propels an object in a given direction, especially when generated by the object itself, as by an engine or rocket.
  2. To force one's way; press forward:
  3. To make a thrust, stab, or lunge, as with a sword
To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
0
0
  1. To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
  2. To cause to move forward or onward.
Capable of existing only in a particular environment or by assuming a particular role. An obligate aerobe, such as certain bacteria, can live only in the presence of oxygen. An obligate parasite cannot survive independently of its host.
0
1
  1. Capable of existing only in a particular environment or by assuming a particular role. An obligate aerobe, such as certain bacteria, can live only in the presence of oxygen. An obligate parasite cannot survive independently of its host.
  2. To commit (money, for example) in order to fulfill an obligation.
  3. To cause to be grateful or indebted; oblige:
(Now Rare) To compel; require; force
0
0
  1. (Now Rare) To compel; require; force
  2. To make (something) necessary or unavoidable; involve or imply as a necessary condition, outcome, etc.
To be in need of; need
0
0
  1. To be in need of; need
  2. To have as a requisite or necessity; need or depend on:
  3. (Now Rare) To make a demand
To impose (a kind of behavior, for example):
0
0
  1. To impose (a kind of behavior, for example):
  2. To give force to; urge
  3. To bring about or impose by force
To order to appear; summon
0
1
  1. To order to appear; summon
  2. To call for as necessary; require; need
  3. To make a demand.
To give a command or instruction for:
0
0
  1. To give a command or instruction for:
  2. To request to be supplied with:
  3. To give an order or orders; request that something be done or supplied.
To deserve and receive as due; exact:
0
0
  1. To deserve and receive as due; exact:
  2. To give an order or orders to; direct with authority
  3. To deserve and get; require as due, proper, or becoming
To give or cause (pain, wounds, etc.) by or as by striking; cause to be borne
0
0
  1. To give or cause (pain, wounds, etc.) by or as by striking; cause to be borne
  2. To cause (something injurious or harmful), as to a person, group, or area:
  3. To force to undergo or experience (something unwanted):
To load or overload.
0
0
  1. To load or overload.
  2. To put a burden on; load; weigh down; oppress
  3. To cause difficulty or distress to; distress or oppress.
To force (oneself, one's presence or will, etc.) on another or others without right or invitation; obtrude
0
0
  1. To force (oneself, one's presence or will, etc.) on another or others without right or invitation; obtrude
  2. To arrange (pages of type or plates) in a frame in the proper order of printing
  3. To force oneself on or take unfair advantage of others:
To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
0
0
  1. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
  2. (--- Informal) To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
  3. (Photog.) To make (a film, print, etc.) permanent and prevent from fading by washing in a chemical solution
To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
0
0
  1. To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
  2. To put to some practical or specific use
  3. To make a formal motion or request to a court.
To be resolute or firm in a demand or course:
0
0
  1. To be resolute or firm in a demand or course:
  2. To assert or demand (something) firmly or persistently:
  3. To take and maintain a stand or make a firm demand
To inflict (vengeance or punishment, for example).
0
0
  1. To inflict (vengeance or punishment, for example).
  2. To demand and get by authority or force; insist on
  3. To call for; make necessary; require
To create by thinking and writing; compose:
0
0
  1. To create by thinking and writing; compose:
  2. To choose or take for some special purpose, as compulsory military service, by drawing from a group
  3. To make a preliminary sketch of or working plans for
To compel by violent measures or threats; coerce.
0
0
  1. To compel by violent measures or threats; coerce.
  2. To force someone into doing something; to coerce.
  3. (Historical) To use dragoons to harass or persecute (someone)
To coerce (into doing something) as by threats
0
0
  1. To coerce (into doing something) as by threats
  2. To get or try to get blackmail from
To obtain (something) by the criminal offense of extortion.
0
0
  1. To obtain (something) by the criminal offense of extortion.
  2. To wrongfully take something of value from another by the threat of force or other coercive measure. To wrongfully take something of value from another by the threat of force or other coercive measure.
  3. To get (money, etc.) from someone by violence, threats, misuse of authority, etc.; exact or wrest (from)
To unite or hold, as by a feeling of loyalty or love
0
0
  1. To unite or hold, as by a feeling of loyalty or love
  2. To combine with, form a bond with, or be taken up by a chemical or chemical structure. An enzyme, for example, is structured in such a way as to be able to bind with its substrate.
  3. To tie together; make fast or tight, as with a rope or band
(Gram.) To shorten (a word or phrase) by the omission of a letter or sound, as in I'm, e'er, can't
0
0
  1. (Gram.) To shorten (a word or phrase) by the omission of a letter or sound, as in I'm, e'er, can't
  2. To make a contract; agree formally
  3. To enter into or make an agreement:
To give instructions to or command authoritatively
0
0
  1. To give instructions to or command authoritatively
  2. To direct or put (a weapon) into position for use; level or direct.
  3. To make a claim of wrongdoing against; accuse or blame:
To keep or confine within physical limits:
0
0
  1. To keep or confine within physical limits:
  2. To keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine
  3. To prevent or prohibit beyond a certain limit or by restriction:
To confine within bounds; set a limit to; restrict; curb
0
0
  1. To confine within bounds; set a limit to; restrict; curb
  2. To confine or restrict with a limit:
  3. A number or point for which, from a given set of numbers or points, one can choose an arbitrarily close number or point. For example, for the set of all real numbers greater than zero and less than one, the numbers one and zero are limit points, since one can pick a number from the set arbitrarily close to one or zero (even though one and zero are not themselves in the set). Limits form the basis for calculus , where a number L is defined to be the limit approached by a function f(x) as x approaches a if, for every positive number Ɛ, there exists a number ẟ such that | f(x)−L | < Ɛ if 0 < | x−a | < ẟ.
To exert pressure, or compelling influence, on
0
0
  1. To exert pressure, or compelling influence, on
  2. The force per unit area that one region of a gas, liquid, or solid exerts on another. Pressure is usually measured in Pascal units, atmospheres, or pounds per square inch. &diamf3; A substance is said to have negative pressure if some other substance exerts more force per unit area on it than vice versa. Its value is simply the negative of the pressure exerted by the other substance.
  3. To force or try to force, as by influence or persuasion:
To strike with strong force:
0
0
  1. To strike with strong force:
  2. To overcome, often by intimidation or coercion.
  3. To hit with a heavy club or similar blunt instrument.
To level a road using a steamroller
0
0
  1. To level a road using a steamroller
  2. To move with overwhelming force, or use steamroller tactics
  3. To cause the passage or defeat of (a legislative bill, etc.), or make (one's way, etc.), by crushing opposition or overriding obstacles
(Informal) To urge or persuade with such methods or arguments
0
0
  1. (Informal) To urge or persuade with such methods or arguments
  2. To attempt to sell (something) or persuade (someone) by using aggressive, persistent tactics.
Alternative spelling of strong-arm.
0
0
  1. Alternative spelling of strong-arm.
  2. (Often figuratively) To coerce, to muscle.
  3. To use physical force or coercion against.
(Idiomatic) to expose
0
0
  1. (Idiomatic) to expose
  2. (Idiomatic) to drive out using smoke
To exert strong pressure in order to force (something) open.
0
0
  1. To exert strong pressure in order to force (something) open.
  2. To give sudden utterance or expression:
  3. To come apart suddenly and violently, as from internal pressure; fly into pieces; break open or out; explode
To obtain (something) by the criminal offense of extortion.
0
0
  1. To obtain (something) by the criminal offense of extortion.
  2. To get (money, etc.) from someone by violence, threats, misuse of authority, etc.; exact or wrest (from)
  3. To wrongfully take something of value from another by the threat of force or other coercive measure. To wrongfully take something of value from another by the threat of force or other coercive measure.
To distort or change the true meaning, purpose, use, etc. of; pervert; twist
0
1
  1. To distort or change the true meaning, purpose, use, etc. of; pervert; twist
  2. To take possession of forcefully; seize or usurp:
  3. To turn or twist; esp., to pull or force away violently with a twisting motion
To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
0
0
  1. To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
  2. To open (a parcel, door, etc.) by this means
  3. To come open or unfastened.
To make a violent assault upon; attack.
0
0
  1. To make a violent assault upon; attack.
  2. To attack verbally; criticize or denounce.
  3. In criminal and tort law, an act, usually consisting of a threat or attempt to inflict bodily injury upon another person, coupled with the apparent present ability to succeed in carrying out the threat or the attempt if not prevented, that causes the person to have a reasonable fear or apprehension of immediate harmful or offensive contact. No intent to cause battery or the fear or apprehension is required so long as the victim is placed in reasonable apprehension or fear. No actual physical injury is needed to establish an assault, but if there is any physical contact, the act constitutes both an assault and a battery.
To pry (something) open with or as if with a jimmy:
0
0
  1. To pry (something) open with or as if with a jimmy:
  2. To use a jimmy on; pry open with a jimmy or similar tool
To cause to break without complete separation of parts:
0
0
  1. To cause to break without complete separation of parts:
  2. To open up for use or consumption:
  3. To cause to come into forceful contact with something, especially with a sharp sound:
(Informal) To smash or break, especially forcefully:
0
0
  1. (Informal) To smash or break, especially forcefully:
  2. To cause to come to an end; break up:
  3. To burst or break
To do harm to (property or qualities considered sacred); desecrate or defile.
0
0
  1. To do harm to (property or qualities considered sacred); desecrate or defile.
  2. To break in upon; interrupt thoughtlessly; disturb
  3. To disregard or act in a manner that does not conform to (a law or promise, for example).
To begin acting upon harmfully or destructively
0
0
  1. To begin acting upon harmfully or destructively
  2. To set upon with violent force.
  3. To start work on with purpose and vigor:
To make a violent assault upon; attack.
0
0
  1. To make a violent assault upon; attack.
  2. In criminal and tort law, an act, usually consisting of a threat or attempt to inflict bodily injury upon another person, coupled with the apparent present ability to succeed in carrying out the threat or the attempt if not prevented, that causes the person to have a reasonable fear or apprehension of immediate harmful or offensive contact. No intent to cause battery or the fear or apprehension is required so long as the victim is placed in reasonable apprehension or fear. No actual physical injury is needed to establish an assault, but if there is any physical contact, the act constitutes both an assault and a battery.
  3. Any attack .
To start growing; root or germinate:
0
0
  1. To start growing; root or germinate:
  2. To carry in one's possession:
  3. To convey by transportation:
To get by effort, labor, struggle, etc.
0
0
  1. To get by effort, labor, struggle, etc.
  2. To achieve victory or finish first in a competition.
  3. To take in battle; capture:
To overpower, as with emotion; affect deeply:
0
0
  1. To overpower, as with emotion; affect deeply:
  2. To defeat (another) in competition or conflict:
  3. To get the better of in competition, struggle, etc.; conquer
0
0
  1. To subdue someone by superior force.
  2. To render imperceptible by means of greater strength, intensity etc.
  3. To get the better of by superior power; make helpless; subdue
Images or special effects created through animation.
0
0
  1. Images or special effects created through animation.
  2. The art or process of making movies with drawings, computer graphics, or photographs of static objects, including all techniques other than the continuous filming of live-action images.
  3. The act, process, or result of imparting life, interest, spirit, motion, or activity.
(--- Informal) A nonphysical force or quality perceived as inhering in a particular place, person, or situation:
0
0
  1. (--- Informal) A nonphysical force or quality perceived as inhering in a particular place, person, or situation:
  2. Such forces or power, esp. in action
  3. The capacity or power to do work, such as the capacity to move an object (of a given mass) by the application of force. Energy can exist in a variety of forms, such as electrical, mechanical, chemical, thermal, or nuclear, and can be transformed from one form to another. It is measured by the amount of work done, usually in joules or watts.
Great or superior strength, power, force, or vigor
0
0
  1. Great or superior strength, power, force, or vigor
  2. Strength or power of any degree
  3. Physical strength:
Inherent capacity for growth and development; potentiality.
0
0
  1. Inherent capacity for growth and development; potentiality.
  2. The quality or condition of being potent.
  3. The state or quality of being potent, or the degree of this; power; strength
National might or political strength
0
0
  1. National might or political strength
  2. The rate at which work is done, or energy expended, per unit time. Power is usually measured in watts (especially for electrical power) or horsepower (especially for mechanical power). For a path conducting electrical current, such as a component in an electric circuit, P = VI, where P is the power dissipated along the path, V is the voltage across the path, and I is the current through the path.
  3. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively:
The high-jump component of the sport of show jumping.
0
0
  1. The high-jump component of the sport of show jumping.
  2. Power, might or potency.
The property of being sprightly.
0
0
(Informal) Driving force; vigor; energy
0
0
  1. (Informal) Driving force; vigor; energy
  2. The power produced by a machine using pressurized water vapor:
  3. Power; energy:
  1. Enthusiastic and energetic drive or ambition
  2. Initiation of action motivated by energy and ambition.
(Cribbage) A call made by a player who cannot play a card because any card in his hand will carry the count above 31
0
1
  1. (Cribbage) A call made by a player who cannot play a card because any card in his hand will carry the count above 31
  2. (Informal) The power of going; animation; energy
  3. (Informal) Energy; vitality:
Energy and high spirits; vim:
0
0
  1. Energy and high spirits; vim:
  2. Energy; vigor; liveliness; spirit
The quality of being peppy.
0
0
(Slang) Nothing; nil; zero:
0
0
  1. (Slang) Nothing; nil; zero:
  2. (US) Shortened form of ZIP code, the US postal code.
  3. Energy; vim:
The improper use of economic power to alter, shape, or otherwise control the actions of another.
0
0
  1. The improper use of economic power to alter, shape, or otherwise control the actions of another.
  2. Constrain or restrain by physical force or the threat of such force. See also duress and undue influence.
  3. Power or ability to coerce.
An act or acts performed in response to such an impulse.
0
0
  1. An act or acts performed in response to such an impulse.
  2. That which compels; driving force
  3. (Psychiatry) An act or ritual that a person feels compelled to perform repeatedly, often to reduce the distress caused by an obsession.
One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
0
0
  1. One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
  2. (Mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
  3. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
Compulsion by threat or violence; coercion:
0
0
  1. Compulsion by threat or violence; coercion:
  2. (Law) A fraud achieved through the use of a threat or compulsion:
  3. Constraint or difficulty caused by misfortune:
The condition of being subjected to physical, mental, social, or economic distress:
0
0
  1. The condition of being subjected to physical, mental, social, or economic distress:
  2. (--- Sports) Sustained, effective play that puts an opponent at a disadvantage:
  3. (Meteorology) Atmospheric pressure.
The state or quality of being strong; physical power or capacity:
0
1
  1. The state or quality of being strong; physical power or capacity:
  2. Operative effectiveness or potency:
  3. The capacity to resist strain or stress; durability:
Unjust or callous use of force or power, as in violating another's rights, sensibilities, etc.
0
0
  1. Unjust or callous use of force or power, as in violating another's rights, sensibilities, etc.
  2. Intense, often devastatingly or explosively powerful force or energy, as of a hurricane or volcano
  3. Behavior or treatment in which physical force is exerted for the purpose of causing damage or injury:
The rate at which work is done, or energy expended, per unit time. Power is usually measured in watts (especially for electrical power) or horsepower (especially for mechanical power). For a path conducting electrical current, such as a component in an electric circuit, P = VI, where P is the power dissipated along the path, V is the voltage across the path, and I is the current through the path.
0
0
  1. The rate at which work is done, or energy expended, per unit time. Power is usually measured in watts (especially for electrical power) or horsepower (especially for mechanical power). For a path conducting electrical current, such as a component in an electric circuit, P = VI, where P is the power dissipated along the path, V is the voltage across the path, and I is the current through the path.
  2. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively:
  3. Physical strength or force exerted or capable of being exerted:
The force with which an object near the Earth or another celestial body is attracted toward the center of the body by gravity. An object's weight depends on its mass and the strength of the gravitational pull. The weight of an object in an aircraft flying at high altitude is less than its weight at sea level, since the strength of gravity decreases with increasing distance from the Earth's surface. The SI unit of weight is the newton, though units of mass such as grams or kilograms are used more informally to denote the weight of some mass, understood as the force acting on it in a gravitational field with a strength of one G. The pound is also still used as a unit of weight.
0
0
  1. The force with which an object near the Earth or another celestial body is attracted toward the center of the body by gravity. An object's weight depends on its mass and the strength of the gravitational pull. The weight of an object in an aircraft flying at high altitude is less than its weight at sea level, since the strength of gravity decreases with increasing distance from the Earth's surface. The SI unit of weight is the newton, though units of mass such as grams or kilograms are used more informally to denote the weight of some mass, understood as the force acting on it in a gravitational field with a strength of one G. The pound is also still used as a unit of weight.
  2. The greater part; preponderance:
  3. A measure of the heaviness of an object:
A piece of cloth, especially a baby's diaper.
0
0
  1. A piece of cloth, especially a baby's diaper.
  2. Influence; pull:
  3. Power; muscle.
(Informal) Power or authority:
0
0
  1. (Informal) Power or authority:
  2. (Informal) Power or influence, esp. when based on force or threats of force
  3. A body tissue composed of sheets or bundles of cells that contract to produce movement or increase tension. Muscle cells contain filaments made of the proteins actin and myosin, which lie parallel to each other. When a muscle is signaled to contract, the actin and myosin filaments slide past each other in an overlapping pattern. &diamf3; Skeletal muscle effects voluntary movement and is made up of bundles of elongated cells (muscle fibers), each of which contains many nuclei. &diamf3; Smooth muscle provides the contractile force for the internal organs and is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Smooth muscle cells are spindle-shaped and each contains a single nucleus. &diamf3; Cardiac muscle makes up the muscle of the heart and consists of a meshwork of striated cells.
The force of a collision; shock
0
0
  1. The force of a collision; shock
  2. The effect or impression of one person or thing on another:
  3. The power of an event, idea, etc. to produce changes, move the feelings, etc.
An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience:
0
0
  1. An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience:
  2. A result or effect of impressing
  3. An effect produced, as on the mind or senses, by some force or influence
A person, group, or thing that has influence
0
0
  1. A person, group, or thing that has influence
  2. A person who exerts such power:
  3. The action or effect of such power
Reflection, as of light or sound; reverberation
0
0
  1. Reflection, as of light or sound; reverberation
  2. A reflection, especially of sound.
  3. An often indirect effect, influence, or result that is produced by an event or action.
The characteristic or quality of being forceful
0
0
  1. The characteristic or quality of being forceful
The force produced by a magnetic field.
0
0
  1. The force produced by a magnetic field.
  2. Unusual power to attract, fascinate, or influence:
  3. Power of attraction; power to excite the feelings and to gain the affections.
The rate at which work is done, or energy expended, per unit time. Power is usually measured in watts (especially for electrical power) or horsepower (especially for mechanical power). For a path conducting electrical current, such as a component in an electric circuit, P = VI, where P is the power dissipated along the path, V is the voltage across the path, and I is the current through the path.
0
0
  1. The rate at which work is done, or energy expended, per unit time. Power is usually measured in watts (especially for electrical power) or horsepower (especially for mechanical power). For a path conducting electrical current, such as a component in an electric circuit, P = VI, where P is the power dissipated along the path, V is the voltage across the path, and I is the current through the path.
  2. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively:
  3. Physical strength or force exerted or capable of being exerted:
The physical aspect of a person as opposed to the spirit; the flesh.
0
0
  1. The physical aspect of a person as opposed to the spirit; the flesh.
  2. The entire material or physical structure of an organism, especially of a human or animal.
  3. A human; a person:
A tactical unit of ground combat forces between a division and an army commanded by a lieutenant general and composed of two or more divisions and auxiliary service troops.
0
0
  1. A tactical unit of ground combat forces between a division and an army commanded by a lieutenant general and composed of two or more divisions and auxiliary service troops.
  2. A body of people associated in some work, organization, etc. under common direction
  3. A body of persons acting together or associated under common direction:
(Sports) A team of rowers, as of a racing shell.
0
0
  1. (Sports) A team of rowers, as of a racing shell.
  2. On a small sailboat, the person or persons who assist the helmsman, as by handling the sails
  3. A group of people working together, usually under the direction of a foreman or leader
Absence of prejudice or bias; disinterest:
0
0
  1. Absence of prejudice or bias; disinterest:
  2. A unit of troops separated from a larger unit for special duty
  3. (Countable) Any smaller portion of a main body separately employed.
A group of laborers organized together on one job or under one foreperson:
0
0
  1. A group of laborers organized together on one job or under one foreperson:
  2. A set of like tools, machines, components, etc., designed or arranged to work together
  3. A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group of delinquents.
A group of people constituting one side in a contest or competition
0
0
  1. A group of people constituting one side in a contest or competition
  2. A group of animals exhibited or performing together, as horses at an equestrian show.
  3. A group organized for work or activity:
An individual, group, structure, or other entity regarded as an elementary structural or functional constituent of a whole.
0
0
  1. An individual, group, structure, or other entity regarded as an elementary structural or functional constituent of a whole.
  2. A fixed amount of work used as a basis in awarding scholastic credits, usually determined by the number of hours spent in class
  3. (Mil.) An organized body of troops, airplanes, etc. forming a subdivision of a larger body
To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force:
0
0
  1. To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force:
  2. To bring about by using force; enforce
  3. To pressure, intimidate, or force (someone) into doing something.
To force or constrain, as to do something
0
0
  1. To force or constrain, as to do something
  2. To force (a person) to do something; drive or constrain:
  3. To get or bring about by force
To produce in a forced or inhibited manner:
0
0
  1. To produce in a forced or inhibited manner:
  2. To keep within certain limits; confine or limit:
  3. To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
To rise or accumulate:
0
0
  1. To rise or accumulate:
  2. To achieve, produce, or attain:
  3. To compose:
Capable of existing only in a particular environment or by assuming a particular role. An obligate aerobe, such as certain bacteria, can live only in the presence of oxygen. An obligate parasite cannot survive independently of its host.
0
0
  1. Capable of existing only in a particular environment or by assuming a particular role. An obligate aerobe, such as certain bacteria, can live only in the presence of oxygen. An obligate parasite cannot survive independently of its host.
  2. To commit (money, for example) in order to fulfill an obligation.
  3. To cause to be grateful or indebted; oblige:
To bind someone by performing a service for that person.
0
0
  1. To bind someone by performing a service for that person.
  2. To compel or require (someone) to do something, as by circumstance or legality:
  3. To make indebted or grateful:
To exert pressure, or compelling influence, on
0
0
  1. To exert pressure, or compelling influence, on
  2. The force per unit area that one region of a gas, liquid, or solid exerts on another. Pressure is usually measured in Pascal units, atmospheres, or pounds per square inch. &diamf3; A substance is said to have negative pressure if some other substance exerts more force per unit area on it than vice versa. Its value is simply the negative of the pressure exerted by the other substance.
  3. To force or try to force, as by influence or persuasion:
To force (a person) to do something by threatening, as if with a blackjack
0
0
  1. To force (a person) to do something by threatening, as if with a blackjack
  2. To hit or beat with a blackjack.
  3. To coerce by threats.
To restrain or constrain by force, esp. by legal authority; curb
0
0
  1. To restrain or constrain by force, esp. by legal authority; curb
  2. To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force:
  3. To bring about by using force; enforce
To force someone into doing something; to coerce.
0
0
  1. To force someone into doing something; to coerce.
  2. To compel by violent measures or threats; coerce.
  3. (Historical) To use dragoons to harass or persecute (someone)
To steal such goods from (a person) by force
0
0
  1. To steal such goods from (a person) by force
  2. To take control of (something) without permission or authorization and use it for one's own purposes:
  3. To seize control of (a vehicle such as an airplane or bus) by use of force, especially as a way of reaching an alternate destination or as an act of terrorism.
Alternative spelling of strong-arm.