- The definition of a forge is a furnace or workshop where metals are heated.
An example of a forge is the local iron-smith.
- To forge is defined as to give form or shape to something.
An example of to forge is to build a settlement.
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- a furnace for heating metal to be wrought
- a place where metal is heated and hammered or wrought into shape; smithy
- a place where wrought iron is made from pig iron or iron ore
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin fabrica, workshop, fabric ; from faber, workman ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dhabh-, to join, fit from source daft
- to form or shape (metal) with blows or pressure from a hammer, press, or other machine, usually after heating
- to make (something) by or as by this method; form; shape; produce
- to make (something false) or imitate (something genuine) for purposes of deception or fraud; esp., to counterfeit (a check, signature, etc.)
Origin: ME forgen < OFr forgier < L fabricare, to make < fabrica
- to work at a forge
- to commit forgery
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- A furnace or hearth where metals are heated or wrought; a smithy.
- A workshop where pig iron is transformed into wrought iron.
- a. To form (metal, for example) by heating in a forge and beating or hammering into shape.b. To form (metal) by a mechanical or hydraulic press.
- To give form or shape to, especially by means of careful effort: forge a treaty; forge a close relationship.
- To fashion or reproduce for fraudulent purposes; counterfeit: forge a signature.
- To work at a forge or smithy.
- To make a forgery or counterfeit.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *faurga, from Latin fabrica, from faber, worker.
- forgeˌa·bilˈi·ty noun
- forgeˈa·ble adjective
- forgˈer noun
intransitive verb forged forged, forg·ing, forg·es
- To advance gradually but steadily: forged ahead through throngs of shoppers.
- To advance with an abrupt increase of speed: forged into first place with seconds to go.
Origin: Probably from forge1.