Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1In great strength or numbers.‘birdwatchers were out in force’
in great numbers, in great quantities, in hordes, in full strengthView synonyms
- ‘Bird watchers and nature lovers assembled in force at Pairc Cois Feile on Sunday morning at 5 am to greet the Dawn Chorus.’
2Valid or operative; in effect.
effective, in operation, operative, operational, in action, valid, on the statute book, current, live, activeView synonyms
- ‘a state of emergency was in force’
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