the forces

plural noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the forces

British
: the military organizations (such as the army, navy, and air force) of a country : armed forces
  • Will the new defense policy weaken the forces?

Word by Word Definitions

force play forces
  1. : strength or energy exerted or brought to bear : cause of motion or change : active power

  2. used with a number to indicate the strength of the wind according to the Beaufort scale

  3. : moral or mental strength

  1. : to do violence to

  2. : to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means

  3. : to make or cause especially through natural or logical necessity


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