What does forge mean?

Definitions for forge
fɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒforge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forge, smithy(noun)

    a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering

  2. forge(noun)

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

  3. 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"

  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. fashion, forge(verb)

    make out of components (often in an improvising manner)

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

  6. 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"

  7. forge, hammer(verb)

    create by hammering

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

  8. forge, spurt, spirt(verb)

    move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy

  9. forge(verb)

    move ahead steadily

    "He forged ahead"

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

    Etymology: [See Forge, v. t., and for sense 2, cf. Forge compel.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Forge, v. t., and for sense 2, cf. Forge compel.]

  3. Forge(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Forge, v. t., and for sense 2, cf. Forge compel.]

  4. Forge(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Forge, v. t., and for sense 2, cf. Forge compel.]

  5. Forge(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Forge, v. t., and for sense 2, cf. Forge compel.]

  6. Forge(noun)

    to coin

    Etymology: [See Forge, v. t., and for sense 2, cf. Forge compel.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Forge, v. t., and for sense 2, cf. Forge compel.]

  8. Forge(verb)

    to commit forgery

    Etymology: [See Forge, v. t., and for sense 2, cf. Forge compel.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Forge, v. t., and for sense 2, cf. Forge compel.]

  10. Forge(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Forge, v. t., and for sense 2, cf. Forge compel.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forge

    fōrj, n. the workshop of a workman in iron, &c.: a furnace, esp. one in which iron is heated: a smithy: a place where anything is shaped or made.—v.t. to form by heating and hammering: to form: to make falsely: to fabricate: to counterfeit or imitate for purposes of fraud.—v.i. to commit forgery.—ns. Forge′man; Forg′er, one who forges or makes one guilty of forgery; Forg′ery, fraudulently making or altering any writing: that which is forged or counterfeited.—adj. Forg′etive (Shak.), that may forge or produce.—n. Forg′ing, a piece of metal shaped by hammering: act of one who forges: a form of overreaching in which the horse strikes the fore shoe with the toe of the hind one, clicking. [O. Fr. forge—L. fabricafaber, a workman.]

  2. Forge

    fōrj, v.t. to move steadily on (with ahead).

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. forge

    A portable forge is to be found in every ship which bears a rated armourer; and it can be used either on board or ashore.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. forge

    Every field-battery is provided with a forge. It consists, besides the limber, of a frame-work, on which are fixed the bellows, fire-place, etc. Behind the bellows is placed the coal-box, which has to be removed before the bellows can be put in position. In the limber-box are placed the smith’s tools, horseshoes, nails, and spare parts (iron) of carriages, harness, etc. The weight of the forge equipped for field-service is 3383 pounds for the battery, and 3370 pounds for the reserve. A forge for red-hot shot is a place where the balls are made red-hot before they are fired off. It is built about 5 or 6 feet below the surface of the ground, of strong brick-work, and an iron grate, upon which the balls are laid, with a very large fire under them.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forge in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of forge in a Sentence

  1. Amanda Gorman:

    We are striving to forge our union with purpose. To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man, and so we lift our gaze, not to what stands between us, but what stands before us. We close the divide because we know to put our future first, we must first put our differences aside. We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another. We seek harm to none and harmony for all.

  2. Connie Toscano:

    She writes beautifully, draws beautifully, and can cut [with scissors]. She seems to forge ahead of everything.

  3. Patrick Henry:

    Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters should be a nation of freemen. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.

  4. Andrew Schneider:

    What are man and woman if not members of two very different and warring tribes Yet decade after decade, century after century, they attempt in marriage to reconcile and forge a union. Why I don't know. Biological imperative Divine law Or just a desire to connect to that mysterious other In any case, it's always struck me as a hopeful thing.

  5. Volodymyr Knyr:

    No smiths forge myths.

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