: formed by pressing or hammering with or without heat
especially : made into a desired shape by heating and hammering
forged blades
a cold forged sword
: made falsely especially with intent to deceive
forged signatures
a forged document

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web He was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, 17 Mar. 2023 Fake artifacts were common, as were unscrupulous dealers who had developed numerous methods, including straw purchases and forged paperwork, to skirt patrimony laws designed to keep cultural property from being smuggled out of its country of origin. Seyward Darby, Longreads, 16 Mar. 2023 No illegible, incomplete, forged or altered entries will be accepted. Billboard, 10 Mar. 2023 While the two parties have been involved in legal disputes for several months, the information and admission regarding the forged document is a new development. Jem Aswad, Variety, 2 Mar. 2023 Advertisement Ozy Media executives are accused of misleading investment funds in South Korea and the Middle East, of taking investments for funding rounds that had not yet been formalized, and of using a forged signature to obtain a loan. Jeremy Barr, Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2023 Attempts to use a forged or fake card would be reviewed under the NFL's personal conduct policy. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2021 Those include allegations of forged and fraudulent registrations as well as the prosecution of a noncitizen who allegedly voted in three elections. Los Angeles Times, 25 June 2021 But the various projects face a host of challenges, including how to prevent forged records, how to protect health privacy and how to make sure different apps work with each other. NBC News, 1 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History


Middle English, from present participle of forgen "to forge entry 2"

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of forged was in the 15th century

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“Forged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forged. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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