1. (v. t.) To stuff; to lard; to farce.

2. (n.) A waterfall; a cascade.

3. (n.) Strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of strength or energy; capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; especially, power to persuade, or convince, or impose obligation; pertinence; validity; special signification; as, the force of an appeal, an argument, a contract, or a term.

4. (n.) Power exerted against will or consent; compulsory power; violence; coercion.

5. (n.) Strength or power for war; hence, a body of land or naval combatants, with their appurtenances, ready for action; -- an armament; troops; warlike array; -- often in the plural; hence, a body of men prepared for action in other ways; as, the laboring force of a plantation.

6. (n.) Strength or power exercised without law, or contrary to law, upon persons or things; violence.

7. (n.) Validity; efficacy.

8. (n.) Any action between two bodies which changes, or tends to change, their relative condition as to rest or motion; or, more generally, which changes, or tends to change, any physical relation between them, whether mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical, magnetic, or of any other kind; as, the force of gravity; cohesive force; centrifugal force.

9. (n.) To constrain to do or to forbear, by the exertion of a power not resistible; to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means; to coerce; as, masters force slaves to labor.

10. (n.) To compel, as by strength of evidence; as, to force conviction on the mind.

11. (n.) To do violence to; to overpower, or to compel by violence to one's will; especially, to ravish; to violate; to commit rape upon.

12. (n.) To obtain or win by strength; to take by violence or struggle; specifically, to capture by assault; to storm, as a fortress.

13. (n.) To impel, drive, wrest, extort, get, etc., by main strength or violence; -- with a following adverb, as along, away, from, into, through, out, etc.

14. (n.) To put in force; to cause to be executed; to make binding; to enforce.

15. (n.) To exert to the utmost; to urge; hence, to strain; to urge to excessive, unnatural, or untimely action; to produce by unnatural effort; as, to force a consent or metaphor; to force a laugh; to force fruits.

16. (n.) To compel (an adversary or partner) to trump a trick by leading a suit of which he has none.

17. (n.) To provide with forces; to reinforce; to strengthen by soldiers; to man; to garrison.

18. (n.) To allow the force of; to value; to care for.

19. (v. i.) To use violence; to make violent effort; to strive; to endeavor.

20. (v. i.) To make a difficult matter of anything; to labor; to hesitate; hence, to force of, to make much account of; to regard.

21. (v. i.) To be of force, importance, or weight; to matter.

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