Definition of Forge

1. Noun. Furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping.

Generic synonyms: Furnace



2. Verb. Create by hammering. "Forge a pair of tongues"
Exact synonyms: Hammer
Related verbs: Hammer
Generic synonyms: Beat
Specialized synonyms: Foliate, Dropforge
Derivative terms: Forger, Forging, Hammer

3. Noun. A workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering.
Exact synonyms: Smithy
Terms within: Anvil, Drop Forge, Drop Hammer, Drop Press
Generic synonyms: Work, Workplace

4. Verb. Make a copy of with the intent to deceive. "She forged a Green Card"
Exact synonyms: Counterfeit, Fake
Generic synonyms: Re-create
Derivative terms: Counterfeit, Counterfeiter, Fake, Fake, Fakery, Forger, Forgery, Forgery

5. Verb. Come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort. "Did he forge his major works over a short period of time?"; "Excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"

6. Verb. Move ahead steadily. "He forged ahead"
Generic synonyms: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress

7. Verb. Move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy.
Exact synonyms: Spirt, Spurt
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

8. Verb. Make something, usually for a specific function. "Work the metal into a sword"

9. Verb. Make out of components (often in an improvising manner). "They forge the cape "; "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
Exact synonyms: Fashion
Generic synonyms: Make
Specialized synonyms: Tie, Craft, Sew, Tailor, Tailor-make
Derivative terms: Fashioning

Definition of Forge

1. n. A place or establishment where iron or other metals are wrought by heating and hammering; especially, a furnace, or a shop with its furnace, etc., where iron is heated and wrought; a smithy.

2. v. t. To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.

3. v. i. To commit forgery.

4. v. t. To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.

Definition of Forge

1. Noun. furnace or hearth where metals are heated prior to hammering them into shape ¹

2. Noun. workshop in which metals are shaped by heating and hammering them ¹

3. Verb. To shape a metal by heating and hammering. ¹

4. Verb. To form or create with concerted effort. ¹

5. Verb. To create a forgery of; to make a counterfeit item of; to copy or imitate unlawfully. ¹

6. Verb. (often as '''forge ahead''') To move forward heavily and slowly (originally as a ship); to advance gradually but steadily; to proceed towards a goal in the face of resistance or difficulty. ¹

7. Verb. (sometimes as '''forge ahead''') To advance, move or act with an abrupt increase in speed or energy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forge

1. to fashion or reproduce for fraudulent purposes [v FORGED, FORGING, FORGES]

Medical Definition of Forge

1. 1. A place or establishment where iron or other metals are wrought by heating and hammering; especially, a furnace, or a shop with its furnace, etc, where iron is heated and wrought; a smithy. "In the quick forge and working house of thought." (Shak) 2. The works where wrought iron is produced directly from the ore, or where iron is rendered malleable by puddling and shingling; a shingling mill. 3. The act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metalic bodies. "In the greater bodies the forge was easy." (Bacon) American forge, a forge for the direct production of wrought iron, differing from the old Catalan forge mainly in using finely crushed ore and working continuously. Catalan forge. A wagon fitted up for transporting a blackmith's forge and tools. Portable forge, a light and compact blacksmith's forge, with bellows, etc, that may be moved from place to place. Origin: F. Forge, fr. L. Fabrica the workshop of an artisan who works in hard materials, fr. Faber artisan, smith, as adj, skillful, ingenious; cf. Gr. Soft, tender. Cf. Fabric. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Forge

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1893)
"The encampment of the American army at Valley forge has invested the place with a permanent ... The iron forge from which the place has derived its name. ..."

2. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1893)
"The encampment of the American army at Valley forge has invested the place with a permanent ... The iron forge from which the place has derived its name. ..."

3. History of the Manufacture of Iron in All Ages: And Particularly in the by James Moore Swank (1892)
"The forge referred to was doubtless the one at Principio, the North East forge not having been built until about 1735. Colonel Spots- wood told Colonel Byrd ..."

4. Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, in the Olden Time: In the Olden by John Fanning Watson (1857)
"... ANCHOR forge. THIS was established about the year 1755, in a large frame building on the Front street bank, directly opposite to Union street. ..."

5. Quaint and Historic Forts of North America by John Martin Hammond (1915)
"Who has not heard of Valley forge and the heroic winter of 1777-1778 which ... Valley forge is now a public reservation about twelve miles north of ..."

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