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Forcing definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FORCING, ppr.
1. Compelling; impelling; driving; storming; ravishing.
2. Causing to ripen before the natural season, as fruit; or causing to produce ripe fruit prematurely, as a tree.
3. Fining wine by a speedy process.
FORCING, n.
1. In gardening, the art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits, at an earlier season than the natural one, by artificial heat.
2. The operation of fining wines by a speedy process.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Force Force, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Forced; p. pr. & vb. n. Forcing.] [OF. forcier, F. forcer, fr. LL. forciare, fortiare. See Force, n.] 1. To constrain to do or to forbear, by the exertion of a power not resistible; to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means; to coerce; as, masters force slaves to labor. 2. To compel, as by strength of evidence; as, to force conviction on the mind. 3. To do violence to; to overpower, or to compel by violence to one;s will; especially, to ravish; to violate; to commit rape upon. To force their monarch and insult the court. --Dryden. I should have forced thee soon wish other arms. --Milton. To force a spotless virgin's chastity. --Shak. 4. To obtain or win by strength; to take by violence or struggle; specifically, to capture by assault; to storm, as a fortress. 5. To impel, drive, wrest, extort, get, etc., by main strength or violence; -- with a following adverb, as along, away, from, into, through, out, etc. It stuck so fast, so deeply buried lay That scarce the victor forced the steel away. --Dryden. To force the tyrant from his seat by war. --Sahk. Ethelbert ordered that none should be forced into religion. --Fuller. 6. To put in force; to cause to be executed; to make binding; to enforce. [Obs.] What can the church force more? --J. Webster. 7. To exert to the utmost; to urge; hence, to strain; to urge to excessive, unnatural, or untimely action; to produce by unnatural effort; as, to force a consient or metaphor; to force a laugh; to force fruits. High on a mounting wave my head I bore, Forcing my strength, and gathering to the shore. --Dryden. 8. (Whist) To compel (an adversary or partner) to trump a trick by leading a suit of which he has none. 9. To provide with forces; to re["e]nforce; to strengthen by soldiers; to man; to garrison. [Obs.] --Shak. 10. To allow the force of; to value; to care for. [Obs.] For me, I force not argument a straw. --Shak. Syn: To compel; constrain; oblige; necessitate; coerce; drive; press; impel.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Forcing For"cing, n. 1. The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition. 2. (Gardening) The art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the natural one, as in a hitbed or by the use of artificial heat. Forcing bed or pit, a plant bed having an under layer of fermenting manure, the fermentation yielding bottom heat for forcing plants; a hotbed. Forcing engine, a fire engine. Forcing fit (Mech.), a tight fit, as of one part into a hole in another part, which makes it necessary to use considerable force in putting the two parts together. Forcing house, a greenhouse for the forcing of plants, fruit trees, etc. Forcing machine, a powerful press for putting together or separating two parts that are fitted tightly one into another, as for forcing a crank on a shaft, or for drawing off a car wheel from the axle. Forcing pump. See Force pump (b) .

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Forcing For"cing, n. 1. The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition. 2. (Gardening) The art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the natural one, as in a hitbed or by the use of artificial heat. Forcing bed or pit, a plant bed having an under layer of fermenting manure, the fermentation yielding bottom heat for forcing plants; a hotbed. Forcing engine, a fire engine. Forcing fit (Mech.), a tight fit, as of one part into a hole in another part, which makes it necessary to use considerable force in putting the two parts together. Forcing house, a greenhouse for the forcing of plants, fruit trees, etc. Forcing machine, a powerful press for putting together or separating two parts that are fitted tightly one into another, as for forcing a crank on a shaft, or for drawing off a car wheel from the axle. Forcing pump. See Force pump (b) .




 


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