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forge

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noun \ˈfȯrj\

Simple Definition of forge

  • : a place where objects are made by heating and shaping metal

Full Definition of forge

  1. 1 :  a furnace or a shop with its furnace where metal is heated and wrought :  smithy

  2. 2 :  a workshop where wrought iron is produced or where iron is made malleable

Origin of forge

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin fabrica, from fabr-, faber smith


First Known Use: 13th century

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forge

verb

Definition of forge

forgedforg·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to form (as metal) by heating and hammering b :  to form (metal) by a mechanical or hydraulic press with or without heat

  3. 2 :  to make or imitate falsely especially with intent to defraud :  counterfeit <forge a document> <forge a signature>

  4. 3 :  to form or bring into being especially by an expenditure of effort <working to forge party unity>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to work at a forge

  7. 2 :  to commit forgery

forge·abil·i·ty play \ˌfȯr-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
forge·able play \ˈfȯr-jə-bəl\ adjective


14th Century

First Known Use of forge

14th century


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forge

verb

Definition of forge

forgedforg·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to move forward slowly and steadily <the ship forged ahead through heavy seas>

  3. 2 :  to move with a sudden increase of speed and power <forged into the lead> <forged ahead in marketing the product>



Origin of forge

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1611


Medical Dictionary

forge

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intransitive verb \ˈfō(ə)rj, ˈfȯ(ə)rj\

Medical Definition of forge

forgedforg·ing

  1. of a horse :  to make a clicking noise by overreaching so that a hind shoe hits a fore shoe





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