Definition of by force
: using physical power He took the purse from her by force.
Word by Word Definitions
: strength or energy exerted or brought to bear : cause of motion or change : active power
: used with a number to indicate the strength of the wind according to the Beaufort scale
: moral or mental strength
: to do violence to
: to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up by force? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).