What does forgery mean?

Definitions for forgery
ˈfɔr dʒə ri, ˈfoʊr-forgery

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word forgery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. counterfeit, forgery(noun)

    a copy that is represented as the original

  2. forgery(noun)

    criminal falsification by making or altering an instrument with intent to defraud

Wiktionary

  1. forgery(Noun)

    The act of forging metal into shape.

  2. forgery(Noun)

    The act of forging, fabricating, or producing falsely; especially the crime of fraudulently making or altering a writing or signature purporting to be made by another, the false making or material alteration of or addition to a written instrument for the purpose of deceit and fraud; as, the forgery of a bond.

  3. forgery(Noun)

    That which is forged, fabricated, falsely devised or counterfeited.

  4. forgery(Noun)

    An invention, creation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forgery(noun)

    the act of forging metal into shape

  2. Forgery(noun)

    the act of forging, fabricating, or producing falsely; esp., the crime of fraudulently making or altering a writing or signature purporting to be made by another; the false making or material alteration of or addition to a written instrument for the purpose of deceit and fraud; as, the forgery of a bond

  3. Forgery(noun)

    that which is forged, fabricated, falsely devised, or counterfeited

Freebase

  1. Forgery

    Forgery is the process of making, adapting, or imitating objects, statistics, or documents with the intent to deceive. Copies, studio replicas, and reproductions are not considered forgeries, though they may later become forgeries through knowing and willful misrepresentations. Forging money or currency is more often called counterfeiting. But consumer goods may also be counterfeits if they are not manufactured or produced by the designated manufacture or producer given on the label or flagged by the trademark symbol. When the object forged is a record or document it is often called a false document. This usage of "forgery" does not derive from metalwork done at a forge, but it has a parallel history. A sense of "to counterfeit" is already in the Anglo-French verb forger, meaning "falsify." A forgery is essentially concerned with a produced or altered object. Where the prime concern of a forgery is less focused on the object itself – what it is worth or what it "proves" – than on a tacit statement of criticism that is revealed by the reactions the object provokes in others, then the larger process is a hoax. In a hoax, a rumor or a genuine object planted in a concocted situation, may substitute for a forged physical object.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forgery in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forgery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of forgery in a Sentence

  1. Howard Meyerowitz:

    Bigamy, forgery, submittingfalse documents, getting a false ID for his wife because she wasn’t a wife and giving heraccess to the U.S. military base — all of that is prosecutable.

  2. Ben Marter:

    Senator Durbin has been outspoken in his criticism of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and supportive of Ukrainian efforts to reform their economy and defend their nation. This letter is a forgery and was obviously written by somebody with a tenuous grasp of the English language.

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  • تزويرArabic
  • фалшификат, фалшификация, кованеBulgarian
  • padělek, padělání, podvrhCzech
  • Fälschung, Fälschen, Falsifikat, SchmiedenGerman
  • πλαστογραφία, πλαστογράφησηGreek
  • falsificación, forjaduraSpanish
  • väärennös, taonta, väärentäminenFinnish
  • hamisítvány, hamisításHungarian
  • falsificazioneItalian
  • 偽物Japanese
  • 위조Korean
  • falsificatioLatin
  • smederij, namaak, vervalsing, smeden, bedrogDutch
  • podrabianie, fałszowanie, kucie, falsyfikat, podróbkaPolish
  • forjadura, forjamento, falsificaçãoPortuguese
  • фальшивка, подлог, подделка, ковка, фальсификация, липаRussian
  • krivotvoriti, krivotvorina, skovatiSerbo-Croatian
  • förfalskning, falsifikatSwedish

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