forg·​ing | \ ˈfȯr-jiŋ How to pronounce forging (audio) \

Definition of forging

1 : the art or process of forging
2 : a piece of forged work

Examples of forging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Rings of Power follows the forging of the original rings of power during the Second Age that allowed the Dark Lord Sauron to spread evil across Middle-earth. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 July 2022 Many of those events led directly to the plot of The Lord of the Rings, from the fall of the great island kingdom Númenor to the forging of the rings of power. Christian Holub,, 14 June 2022 The Springfield plant will continue to do machining work, metal forging, and revolver assembly after the move is complete, according to SEC filings. Andrew Brinker,, 13 June 2022 Some stories are about the sudden forging of close friendships, which the characters find just as unaccountable as war, but now unaccountably joyous. Sam Sacks, WSJ, 4 Mar. 2022 Options for the dagger's manufacture include cold working, which involves cutting and polishing an iron meteorite; hot working, in which the iron is melted at high temperature and subsequently cast; or low-temperature heating and subsequent forging. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 23 Feb. 2022 The show is set during Tolkien's Second Age, a time period thousands of years before the events of The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, a time that saw Sauron's original rise to power and the forging of the One Ring. Devan Coggan,, 14 Feb. 2022 The Rings of Power follows the forging of the original rings of power during the Second Age that allowed the Dark Lord Sauron to spread darkness across Middle-earth. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Feb. 2022 The show will chronicle the forging of the One Ring and Sauron's original rise to power, featuring both new characters and some familiar faces alike. Ew Staff,, 26 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of forging

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Jul 2022

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“Forging.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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