Force

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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  • 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

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • Force FM — is UK pirate radio station, broadcasting across London the surrounding areas on 106.5 MHz FM. The station has been transmitting on or around this frequency since 1994 and remains one of the UK s most consistent illegal broadcasters.Force FM is… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Force 17 — (Streitmacht 17) ist eine bewaffnete Elitetruppe und Leibwächtereinheit der Palästinensischen Autonomiebehörde, die unmittelbar deren Präsidenten untersteht. Ursprünglich war sie eine Organisation der Fatah. Die Force 17 entstand in den frühen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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 …   Wikipedia

  • Force — Force …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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