forge

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1forge

noun \ˈfrj\

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

Full Definition of FORGE

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

Other Metals and Metallurgy Terms

assay, bloom, bullion, ductile, ingot, malleable, patina, plate, temper, tensile

Rhymes with FORGE

2forge

verb
forgedforg·ing

Definition of FORGE

transitive verb
1
a :  to form (as metal) by heating and hammering
b :  to form (metal) by a mechanical or hydraulic press with or without heat
2
:  to make or imitate falsely especially with intent to defraud :  counterfeit <forge a document> <forge a signature>
3
:  to form or bring into being especially by an expenditure of effort <working to forge party unity>
intransitive verb
1
:  to work at a forge
2
:  to commit forgery
forge·abil·i·ty \ˌfr-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
forge·able \ˈfr-jə-bəl\ adjective

First Known Use of FORGE

14th century

3forge

verb
forgedforg·ing

Definition of FORGE

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

forge

intransitive verb \ˈfō(ə)rj, ˈf(ə)rj\   (Medical Dictionary)
forgedforg·ing

Medical Definition of FORGE

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

forge

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Open furnace for heating metal ore and metal for working and forming, or a workshop containing forge hearths and related equipment. From earliest times, smiths (see smithing) heated iron in forges and formed it by hammering on an anvil. A bellows operated by an assistant or by a foot treadle provided the forced draft for raising the temperature of the fire. Later, a waterwheel or animal power was often used to operate the bellows; modern forges have mechanically powered bellows or rotary blowers.

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