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According to WordNet, the noun "force" has 10 sense(s).

108207863 a group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers".

100129743 a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base; "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force".

105194578 a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them".

108208016 group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens".

105035353 physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man".

110461424 one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil".

100965404 an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one".

108198398 a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men".

104809642 (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect".

111458624 (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration".

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