- strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement；an influence tending to change the motion of a body or produce motion or stress in a stationary body. The magnitude of such an influence is often calculated by multiplying the mass of the body by its acceleration.
- make a way through or into by physical strength; break open by force；drive or push into a specified position or state using physical strength or against resistance
verb: force, 3rd person present: forces, gerund or present participle: forcing, past tense: forced, past participle: forced
noun: force, plural noun: forces
- 1. strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement he was thrown backward by the force of the explosion 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ an influence tending to change the motion of a body or produce motion or stress in a stationary body. The magnitude of such an influence is often calculated by multiplying the mass of the body by its acceleration.
- ▪ used with a number as a measure of wind strength on the Beaufort scale a force-nine gale
- 2. coercion or compulsion, especially with the use or threat of violence they ruled by law and not by force 同義詞
- 3. mental or moral strength or power the force of popular opinion 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ a person or thing regarded as exerting power or influence he might still be a force for peace and unity 同義詞
- ▪ the powerful effect of something the force of her writing is undiminished 同義詞 反義詞
- 4. an organized body of military personnel or police a soldier in a UN peacekeeping force 同義詞
- ▪ troops and weaponry a battle between the forces of good and evil concealment from enemy forces
- ▪ a group of people brought together and organized for a particular activity a sales force
- ▪ informal a police department.
- 5. (in the Star Wars films) a mystical universal energy field which certain individuals, such as the Jedi, can harness to gain special powers or abilities Luke used the Force to draw his lightsaber to his hand he clearly used the Force to sense where the football was
- 6. a force-out.
- ▪ a situation in which a force-out is possible.
- 1. make a way through or into by physical strength; break open by force they broke into Fred's house and forced every cupboard door with axe or crowbar 同義詞
- ▪ drive or push into a specified position or state using physical strength or against resistance she forced her feet into flat leather sandals the plane might have been forced down by fighters 同義詞
- ▪ achieve or bring about (something) by coercion or effort Sabine forced a smile she forced her way up the ladder
- ▪ push or strain (something) to the utmost she knew if she forced it she would rip it
- ▪ artificially hasten the development or maturity of (a plant). 同義詞
- 2. make (someone) do something against their will she was forced into early retirement the universities were forced to cut staff 同義詞
- ▪ put out (a runner), or cause (a runner) to be put out, at the base to which they are advancing when they are forced to run on a batted ball I was forced at second base as the first half of a double play
- ▪ (in cards) make a play or bid that compels another player to make (a particular response); make a play or bid that compels (another player) to make such a response East could force declarer to ruff another spade