forg·​ing ˈfȯr-jiŋ How to pronounce forging (audio)
: the art or process of forging
: a piece of forged work

Examples of forging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before entering the administration, Lee ran a left-leaning think tank and spent two decades at the AFL-CIO, engaged in major negotiations and lobbying a generation ago over the forging of North American Free Trade Agreement and the terms of China’s entry into the World Trade Organization. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2023 Much of the focus is on Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) searching for Sauron, servant of Morgoth, but this ambitious fantasy series explores key events such as the fall of the island of Númenor, the fractious politics between man, elves, and dwarves, and the forging of those perilous eponymous rings. WIRED, 16 Jan. 2023 The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power follows the forging of the original rings of power that allowed the Dark Lord Sauron to spread darkness across Middle-earth. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Feb. 2022 Industries that thrived over the years include pig-iron forging, basket weaving, paper, cotton and grist milling, and of course, the B&O Railroad. Mary Carole McCauley,, 10 Feb. 2022 The Second Age was a period of great upheaval, and the trailer teases many of the major events — including Sauron's original rise to power and the first forging of the One Ring. Devan Coggan,, 22 July 2022 The luxury lifestyle community has made a comeback in a post-Covid world with a keen eye on the modern luxury consumer, sustainability and the forging of long-lasting partnerships. Marilisa Barbieri, Forbes, 2 Jan. 2023 Their tender rapport is one of the story’s pleasures — a reminder that the gradual forging of a bond between near-strangers, truthful and unhurried, can be one of the simplest and most powerful things to witness in a movie. Justin Changfilm Critic, Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 2022 The resolutions result from the forging and harnessing of competing public visions of the good. Siva Vaidhyanathan, The New Republic, 7 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of forging was in the 14th century

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“Forging.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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: a piece of forged work
aluminum forgings
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