forces Definition

  • 1physical power or strength possessed by a living being
  • 2a group of people organized and trained for a particular purpose, especially the armed forces

Using forces: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "forces" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The forces of nature can be both beautiful and destructive.

  • Example

    The police force was able to apprehend the suspect.

  • Example

    The country's military forces were deployed to the border.

  • Example

    She used all her forces to lift the heavy box.

forces Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for forces

Antonyms for forces

Idioms Using forces

  • in force

    in large numbers or with full strength


    The protesters came out in force to demand justice.

  • force of habit

    a behavior that has become automatic because of repetition


    Even though he quit smoking, he still reaches for a cigarette out of force of habit.

  • force someone's hand

    to make someone do something they don't want to do


    The threat of legal action forced the company's hand, and they agreed to settle the dispute.

Phrases with forces

  • to work together with someone in order to achieve a common goal


    The two companies joined forces to create a new product.

  • brute force

    using physical strength or violence to achieve something


    The thief used brute force to break into the house.

  • air force

    a branch of a country's armed services that is responsible for air warfare


    He joined the air force after finishing college.


Summary: forces in Brief

The term 'forces' [ˈfɔːsɪz] refers to physical power or strength, as well as groups of people organized and trained for specific purposes. Examples include 'The forces of nature,' 'The police force,' and 'The country's military forces.' Phrases like 'join forces' and idioms like 'in force' expand on the concept of working together or acting with full strength.