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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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,  or 
  intellectual  means  to  coerce;  as  masters  force  slaves  to 
  labor. 
 
  2.  To  compel,  as  by  strength  of  evidence;  as  to  force 
  conviction  on  the  mind. 
 
  3.  To  do  violence  to  to  overpower,  or  to  compel  by  violence 
  to  one;s  will  especially,  to  ravish;  to  violate;  to 
  commit  rape  upon 
 
  To  force  their  monarch  and  insult  the  court. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  I  should  have  forced  thee  soon  wish  other  arms. 
  --Milton. 
 
  To  force  a  spotless  virgin's  chastity.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  obtain  or  win  by  strength;  to  take  by  violence  or 
  struggle;  specifically,  to  capture  by  assault;  to  storm, 
  as  a  fortress. 
 
  5.  To  impel,  drive,  wrest,  extort,  get  etc.,  by  main 
  strength  or  violence;  --  with  a  following  adverb,  as 
  along  away  from  into  through  out  etc 
 
  It  stuck  so  fast  so  deeply  buried  lay  That  scarce 
  the  victor  forced  the  steel  away  --Dryden. 
 
  To  force  the  tyrant  from  his  seat  by  war.  --Sahk. 
 
  Ethelbert  ordered  that  none  should  be  forced  into 
  religion.  --Fuller. 
 
  6.  To  put  in  force;  to  cause  to  be  executed;  to  make  binding; 
  to  enforce.  [Obs.] 
 
  What  can  the  church  force  more?  --J.  Webster. 
 
  7.  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  consient  or  metaphor;  to 
  force  a  laugh;  to  force  fruits. 
 
  High  on  a  mounting  wave  my  head  I  bore,  Forcing  my 
  strength,  and  gathering  to  the  shore.  --Dryden. 
 
  8.  (Whist)  To  compel  (an  adversary  or  partner)  to  trump  a 
  trick  by  leading  a  suit  of  which  he  has  none. 
 
  9.  To  provide  with  forces;  to  re["e]nforce;  to  strengthen  by 
  soldiers;  to  man;  to  garrison.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  10.  To  allow  the  force  of  to  value;  to  care  for  [Obs.] 
 
  For  me  I  force  not  argument  a  straw.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  compel;  constrain;  oblige;  necessitate;  coerce; 
  drive;  press;  impel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forcing  \For"cing\,  n. 
  1.  The  accomplishing  of  any  purpose  violently,  precipitately, 
  prematurely,  or  with  unusual  expedition. 
 
  2.  (Gardening)  The  art  of  raising  plants,  flowers,  and  fruits 
  at  an  earlier  season  than  the  natural  one  as  in  a  hitbed 
  or  by  the  use  of  artificial  heat. 
 
  {Forcing}  {bed  or  pit},  a  plant  bed  having  an  under  layer  of 
  fermenting  manure,  the  fermentation  yielding  bottom  heat 
  for  forcing  plants;  a  hotbed. 
 
  {Forcing  engine},  a  fire  engine. 
 
  {Forcing  fit}  (Mech.),  a  tight  fit  as  of  one  part  into  a 
  hole  in  another  part  which  makes  it  necessary  to  use 
  considerable  force  in  putting  the  two  parts  together. 
 
  {Forcing  house},  a  greenhouse  for  the  forcing  of  plants, 
  fruit  trees,  etc 
 
  {Forcing  machine},  a  powerful  press  for  putting  together  or 
  separating  two  parts  that  are  fitted  tightly  one  into 
  another,  as  for  forcing  a  crank  on  a  shaft,  or  for  drawing 
  off  a  car  wheel  from  the  axle. 
 
  {Forcing  pump}.  See  {Force  pump} 
  b  . 




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