The Force is a binding, metaphysical, and ubiquitous power in the fictional universe of the Star Wars galaxy created by George Lucas. Introduced in the first film in the series, it is integral to all subsequent incarnations of Star Wars, including the expanded universe of comic books, novels, and video games. Within the franchise, it is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders.

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  1. Strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigour; might; capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect.
    the force of an appeal, an argument, or a contract
  2. Power exerted against will or consent; compulsory power; violence; coercion.
  3. Anything that is able to make a big change in a person or thing.
  4. A physical quantity that denotes ability to push, pull, twist or accelerate a body which is measured in a unit dimensioned in mass × distance/time² (ML/T²): SI: newton (N); CGS: dyne (dyn)
  5. Something or anything that has the power to produce an effect upon something else.
  6. A group that aims to attack, control, or constrain.
    police force
  7. The ability to attack, control, or constrain.
    show of force
  8. A magic trick in which the outcome is known to the magician beforehand, especially one involving the apparent free choice of a card by another person.
  9. Legal validity.
    The law will come into force in January.
  10. Either unlawful violence, as in a "forced entry", or lawful compulsion.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A waterfall or cascade.


  1. To violate (a woman); to rape.
  2. To exert oneself, to do one's utmost.
  3. To compel (someone or something) do something.
  4. To constrain by force; to overcome the limitations or resistance of.
  5. To drive (something) by force, to propel (generally + prepositional phrase or adverb).
  6. To cause to occur (despite inertia, resistance etc.); to produce through force.
    The comedian's jokes weren't funny, but I forced a laugh now and then.
  7. To forcibly open (a door, lock etc.).
  8. To obtain or win by strength; to take by violence or struggle; specifically, to capture by assault; to storm, as a fortress.
  9. To create an out by touching a base in advance of a runner who has no base to return to while in possession of a ball which has already touched the ground.
  10. To compel (an adversary or partner) to trump a trick by leading a suit that he/she does not hold.
  11. To put in force; to cause to be executed; to make binding; to enforce.
  12. To provide with forces; to reinforce; to strengthen by soldiers; to man; to garrison.
  13. To allow the force of; to value; to care for.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To stuff; to lard; to farce.

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