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proper noun 
  1. A mystical power which is the object of the Jedi and Sith religions.
Etymology: Coined by w:George Lucas, George Lucas for the film w:Star Wars, Star Wars.


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noun 
  1. (uncountable) Anything that is able to make a big change in a person or thing.
    1. (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/time² (ML/T²).
    • Units:
      :SI: newton (N)
      :CGS: dyne (dyn)
      1. (countable) A group that aims to attack, control, or constrain.
      police force
      1. (uncountable) The ability to attack, control, or constrain.
      show of force
      1. (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.
      2. (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.
      1. (context, law) Legal validity.
    • The law will come into in January.
      1. (context, law) Either unlawful violence, as in a "forced entry", or lawful compulsion.
verb (forc, ing)
  1. (transitive) To exert violence, compulsion, or constraint upon or against a person or thing.
  2. (transitive) To cause to occur, overcoming inertia or resistance.
    • a decision
      1. (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.
Etymology: From French, force.(In names of waterfalls in north England it comes from fors or foss, "waterfall".)


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