English definition of “force”
POWER [U] › physical power or strength: The force of the explosion shattered every window in the street. The army has seized power by force.
ORGANIZED GROUP [C] › a group of people organized to work together for a particular purpose, for example in military service: the Royal Air Force a skilled work force
INFLUENCE [C, U] › power and influence, or a person or thing that has it: the forces of good/evil
in/into force › If a law, rule, etc is in force, it is being used, and if it comes into force, it starts to be used: The new law came into force in April.
be out in force › to be somewhere in large numbers: Photographers were out in force at the palace today. → See also air force → See also the armed forces → See also market forces → See also police force → See also task force