usage: 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"
8. force, social group
usage: a group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
9. effect, force, validity, validness
usage: (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect"
10. force out, force-out, force play, force, putout
usage: 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"