Etymology
Advertisement
prize (v.2)

"to force or press; force open by means of a lever," 1680s, from prize (n.) "the hold of a lever" (14c.), from Old French prise "a taking hold, a grasp" (see prize (n.2)). Related: Prized; prizing.

Related entries & more 
Advertisement
dynamics (n.)

as a branch of physics that calculates motions in accordance with the laws of force, by 1752, from dynamic (adj.); also see -ics. As "the moving physical or moral force in anything," by 1833.

Related entries & more 
dynamism (n.)

1831, "dynamic energy, force, drive," from Greek dynamis "power, might, strength" (see dynamic (adj.)) + -ism. As a name for philosophical systems that require some force to explain the phenomena of nature, by 1857.

Related entries & more 
voltage (n.)
"electromotive force reckoned in volts," 1882, from volt + -age.
Related entries & more 
slam (v.)
1690s, "to beat, slap;" 1775 as "to shut with force," from slam (n.1). Meaning "throw or push with force" is from 1870. Meaning "say uncomplimentary things about" is from 1916. Related: Slammed; slamming.
Related entries & more 
Advertisement
momentum (n.)

1690s in the scientific use in mechanics, "product of the mass and velocity of a body; quantity of motion of a moving body," from Latin momentum "movement, moving power" (see moment). Figurative use, "force gained by movement, an impulse, impelling force," dates from 1782.

Related entries & more 
impetus (n.)

early 15c., impetous "rapid movement, rush;" 1640s, with modern spelling, "force with which a body moves, driving force," from Latin impetus "an attack, assault; rapid motion; an impulse; violence, vigor, force;" figuratively "ardor, passion," from impetere "to attack," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (from PIE root *en "in") + petere "aim for, rush at" (from PIE root *pet- "to rush, to fly").

Related entries & more 
hatha-yoga (n.)
1911, from Sanskrit hatha "force, violence, forced meditation" + yoga (see yoga).
Related entries & more 
actuation (n.)
"a putting in motion, communication of force," 1620s, noun of action from actuate (v.).
Related entries & more 
volt (n.)
unit of electromotive force, 1873, back-formation from voltaic.
Related entries & more 

Page 3