Definition of FORCE

a body of persons at work or available for work <the entire force of the shipyard will be needed to get this government order done on time>
the use of power to impose one's will on another <a cruel tyrant who disbanded the parliament and ruled by force>
the quality of an utterance that provokes interest and produces an effect <felt the full force of her denunciation of war as a morally acceptable option>
a body of officers of the law <the new police chief will most likely be someone from the force>
the number of individuals or amount of something available at any given time <the great debate during the Cold War was whether the nation's missile force was adequate>

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