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forge

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noun \ˈfȯrj\

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 and Etymology of forge

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


First Known Use: 13th century

Other Metals and Metallurgy Terms


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forge

verb

Definition of forge

forged

forging

  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

forgeability

play \ˌfȯr-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

forgeable

play \ˈfȯr-jə-bəl\ adjective

14th Century

First Known Use of forge

14th century


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forge

verb

Definition of forge

forged

forging

  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 and Etymology of forge

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1611


FORGE Defined for English Language Learners

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forge

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noun \ˈfȯrj\

Definition of forge for English Language Learners

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


FORGE Defined for Kids

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forge

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verb \ˈfȯrj\

Definition of forge for Students

forged

forging

  1. 1 :  to shape and work metal by heating and hammering

  2. 2 :  to bring into existence <forging friendships>

  3. 3 :  to produce something that is not genuine :  counterfeit <The check was forged.>

forger

noun

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forge

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noun

Definition of forge for Students

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


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forge

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verb

Definition of forge for Students

forged

forging

  1. :  to move forward slowly but steadily <We forged through the storm.>


Medical Dictionary

forge

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

Medical Definition of forge

forged

;

forging

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


Law Dictionary

forge

verb

Legal Definition of forge

forged

forging

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make, alter, or imitate (as a writing) falsely with intent to defraud :  counterfeit
  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to commit forgery

forger

noun


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