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Meaning of FORGE

Pronunciation:  fowrj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
  2. [n]  furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
  3. [v]  make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
  4. [v]  make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
  5. [v]  come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
  6. [v]  make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
  7. [v]  of metals
  8. [v]  move with increasing speed
  9. [v]  move ahead steadily; "He forged ahead"

FORGE is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: contrive, counterfeit, devise, excogitate, fake, fashion, form, formulate, hammer, invent, mold, mould, shape, smithy, spirt, spurt, work
 See Also: advance, anvil, beat, carve, cast, chip, coil, craft, create by mental act, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, create mentally, drop forge, drop hammer, drop press, dropforge, foliate, furnace, go, go on, handbuild, hill, locomote, machine, make, march on, model, mound, move, move on, pass on, preform, progress, puddle, re-create, remold, reshape, roughcast, sculpt, sculpture, sew, sinter, stamp, swage, tailor, tailor-make, throw, tie, travel, upset, work, workplace



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    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.
    {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.
  2. \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
             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.
    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.
    Syn: To fabricate; counterfeit; feign; falsify.
  3. \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
  4. \Forge\, v. t. (Naut.)
    To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.
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