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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FORGE, n. [L. ferrum, iron.]
1. A furnace in which iron or other metal is heated and hammered into form. A larger forge is called with us iron-works. Smaller forges consisting of a bellows so placed as to cast a stream of air upon ignited coals, are of various forms and users. Armies have travelling forges, for repairing gun-carriages, etc.
2. Any place where any thing is made or shaped.
3. The act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metalline bodies.
In the greater bodies the forge was easy.
FORGE, v.t.
1. To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.
2. To make by any means.
Names that the schools forged, and put into the mouths of scholars.
3. To make falsely; to falsify; to counterfeit; to make in the likeness of something else; as, to forge coin; to forge a bill of exchange or a receipt.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
2: a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering [syn: forge, smithy] v
1: create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues" [syn: forge, hammer]
2: make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card" [syn: forge, fake, counterfeit]
3: come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light" [syn: invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge]
4: move ahead steadily; "He forged ahead"
5: move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy [syn: forge, spurt, spirt]
6: make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword" [syn: shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge]
7: make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks" [syn: fashion, forge]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin fabrica, from fabr-, faber smith Date: 13th century 1. a furnace or a shop with its furnace where metal is heated and wrought ; smithy 2. a workshop where wrought iron is produced or where iron is made malleable II. verb (forged; forging) Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to form (as metal) by heating and hammering b. to form (metal) by a mechanical or hydraulic press with or without heat 2. to make or imitate falsely especially with intent to defraud ; counterfeit <forge a document> <forge a signature> 3. to form or bring into being especially by an expenditure of effort <working to forge party unity> intransitive verb 1. to work at a forge 2. to commit forgery forgeability noun forgeable adjective III. intransitive verb (forged; forging) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1611 1. to move forward slowly and steadily <the ship forged ahead through heavy seas> 2. to move with a sudden increase of speed and power <forged into the lead> <forged ahead in marketing the product>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. v. & n. --v.tr. 1 a make (money etc.) in fraudulent imitation. b write (a document or signature) in order to pass it off as written by another. 2 fabricate, invent. 3 shape (esp. metal) by heating in a fire and hammering. --n. 1 a blacksmith's workshop; a smithy. 2 a a furnace or hearth for melting or refining metal. b a workshop containing this. Derivatives: forgeable adj. forger n. Etymology: ME f. OF forge (n.), forger (v.) f. L fabricare FABRICATE 2. v.intr. move forward gradually or steadily. Phrases and idioms: forge ahead 1 take the lead in a race. 2 move forward or make progress rapidly. Etymology: 18th c.: perh. an aberrant pronunc. of FORCE(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Forge Forge, n. [F. forge, fr. L. fabrica the workshop of an artisan who works in hard materials, fr. faber artisan, smith, as adj., skillful, ingenious; cf. Gr. ? soft, tender. Cf. Fabric.] 1. A place or establishment where iron or other metals are wrought by heating and hammering; especially, a furnace, or a shop with its furnace, etc., where iron is heated and wrought; a smithy. In the quick forge and working house of thought. --Shak. 2. The works where wrought iron is produced directly from the ore, or where iron is rendered malleable by puddling and shingling; a shingling mill. 3. The act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metalic bodies. [Obs.] In the greater bodies the forge was easy. --Bacon. American forge, a forge for the direct production of wrought iron, differing from the old Catalan forge mainly in using finely crushed ore and working continuously. --Raymond. Catalan forge. (Metal.) See under Catalan. Forge cinder, the dross or slag form a forge or bloomary. Forge rolls, Forge train, the train of rolls by which a bloom is converted into puddle bars. Forge wagon (Mil.), a wagon fitted up for transporting a blackmith's forge and tools. Portable forge, a light and compact blacksmith's forge, with bellows, etc., that may be moved from place to place.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Forge Forge, v. i. [See Forge, v. t., and for sense 2, cf. Forge compel.] 1. To commit forgery. 2. (Naut.) To move heavily and slowly, as a ship after the sails are furled; to work one's way, as one ship in outsailing another; -- used especially in the phrase to forge ahead. --Totten. And off she [a ship] forged without a shock. --De Quincey.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Forge Forge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Forged; p. pr. & vb. n. Forging.] [F. forger, OF. forgier, fr. L. fabricare, fabricari, to form, frame, fashion, from fabrica. See Forge, n., and cf. Fabricate.] 1. To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal. Mars's armor forged for proof eterne. --Shak. 2. To form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to invent. Those names that the schools forged, and put into the mouth of scholars, could never get admittance into common use. --Locke. Do forge a life-long trouble for ourselves. --Tennyson. 3. To coin. [Obs.] --Chaucer. 4. To make falsely; to produce, as that which is untrue or not genuine; to fabricate; to counterfeit, as, a signature, or a signed document. That paltry story is untrue, And forged to cheat such gulls as you. --Hudibras. Forged certificates of his . . . moral character. --Macaulay. Syn: To fabricate; counterfeit; feign; falsify.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Forge Forge, v. t. (Naut.) To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(forges, forging, forged) 1. If one person or institution forges an agreement or relationship with another, they create it with a lot of hard work, hoping that it will be strong or lasting. The Prime Minister is determined to forge a good relationship with America's new leader... They agreed to forge closer economic ties... The programme aims to forge links between higher education and small businesses... The Community was trying to forge a common foreign and security policy. V-RECIP: V n with n, pl-n V n, NON-RECIP: V n between pl-n, V n 2. If someone forges something such as a banknote, a document, or a painting, they copy it or make it so that it looks genuine, in order to deceive people. She alleged that Taylor had forged her signature on the form... They used forged documents to leave the country. VERB: V n, V-ed forger (forgers) ...the most prolific art forger in the country. N-COUNT 3. A forge is a place where someone makes metal goods and equipment by heating pieces of metal and then shaping them. ...the blacksmith's forge. ...Woodbury Blacksmith & Forge Co. N-COUNT: oft in names 4. If someone forges an object out of metal, they heat the metal and then hammer and bend it into the required shape. To forge a blade takes great skill. VERB: V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Smithy (for heavy work), ironworks. 2. Furnace (to make iron more malleable), shingling-mill. II. v. a. 1. Beat (metal), hammer out, form (by heating and hammering), fabricate, frame. 2. Devise, invent, frame, coin. 3. Falsify, counterfeit, fabricate.

Moby Thesaurus

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