Definitions for FORGEfɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

forgefɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ(v.; n.)forged, forg•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to form by heating and hammering; beat into shape.

    Category: Metallurgy

  2. to form or make, esp. by concentrated effort; fashion:

    to forge a treaty.

  3. to imitate (handwriting, a signature, etc.) fraudulently; make a forgery of.

  4. (v.i.)to commit forgery.

  5. to work at a forge.

  6. (n.)a fireplace, hearth, or furnace in which metal is heated before shaping.

    Category: Metallurgy

  7. the workshop of a blacksmith; smithy.

    Category: Metallurgy

Origin of forge:

1250–1300; ME < OF forgier < L fabricāre to fashion; see fabricate

forge′a•ble(adj.)

forgefɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ(v.i.)forged, forg•ing.

  1. to move ahead slowly; progress steadily.

  2. to move ahead with increased speed and effectiveness (usu. fol. by ahead).

Origin of forge:

1605–15; orig. uncert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forge(noun)

    furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping

  2. forge, smithy(verb)

    a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering

  3. forge, hammer(verb)

    create by hammering

    "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"

  4. forge, fake, counterfeit(verb)

    make a copy of with the intent to deceive

    "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"

  5. invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge(verb)

    come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort

    "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"

  6. forge(verb)

    move ahead steadily

    "He forged ahead"

  7. forge, spurt, spirt(verb)

    move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy

  8. shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge(verb)

    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"

  9. fashion, forge(verb)

    make out of components (often in an improvising manner)

    "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. forge(verb)ɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ

    to illegally make a copy of sth

    to forge a check/signature

  2. forgeɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ

    to develop or create sth

    to forge a relationship/career

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forge(noun)

    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

  2. Forge(noun)

    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. Forge(noun)

    the act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metalic bodies

  4. Forge(noun)

    to form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal

  5. Forge(noun)

    to form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to invent

  6. Forge(noun)

    to coin

  7. Forge(noun)

    to make falsely; to produce, as that which is untrue or not genuine; to fabricate; to counterfeit, as, a signature, or a signed document

  8. Forge(verb)

    to commit forgery

  9. Forge(verb)

    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

  10. Forge(verb)

    to impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward

Freebase

  1. Forge

    A forge is a hearth used for heating metals, or the workplace where the hearth is located. The forge is used by the smith to heat a piece of metal to a temperature where it becomes easier to shape, or to the point where work hardening no longer occurs. The metal is transported to and from the forge using tongs, which are also used to hold the workpiece on the smithy's anvil while the smith works it with a hammer. Finally the workpiece is transported to the slack tub, which rapidly cools the workpiece in a large body of water. The slack tub also provides water to control the fire in the forge.


Translations for FORGE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

forge(noun)

a very hot oven in which metals are melted etc; a furnace

Steel is manufactured in a forge.

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