Etymology: Coined by w:George Lucas, George Lucas for the film w:Star Wars, Star Wars.
- A mystical power which is the object of the Jedi and Sith religions.
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- (uncountable) Anything that is able to make a big change in a person or thing.
- (context, uncountable, physics) A physical quantity that denotes ability to push, pull, twist or accelerate a body and is measured in a unit dimensioned in mass í— distance/timeÂ² (ML/TÂ²).
verb (forc, ing)
- :SI: newton (N)
- :CGS: dyne (dyn)
- (countable) A group that aims to attack, control, or constrain.
- police force
- (uncountable) The ability to attack, control, or constrain.
- show of force
- (countable) A magic trick in which the outcome is known to the magician beforehand, especially one involving the apparent free choice of a card by another person.
- (the force) A fictional semi-sentient phenomenon that certain individuals can call upon for assistance in the w:Star Wars, Star Wars stories. See also Force.
- May the be with you.
- (context, law) Legal validity.
- The law will come into in January.
- (context, law) Either unlawful violence, as in a "forced entry", or lawful compulsion.
- (transitive) To exert violence, compulsion, or constraint upon or against a person or thing.
- (transitive) To cause to occur, overcoming inertia or resistance.
Etymology: From French, force.(In names of waterfalls in north England it comes from fors or foss, "waterfall".)
- a decision
- (context, transitive, baseball) To create an out by touching a base in advance of a runner who has no base to return to while in possession of a ball which has already touched the ground.
- Jones forced the runner at second by stepping on the bag.
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