- past participle of forge To force forward against opposition.
- He forged forward against the current, even as it tried to sweep him down river.
Variant of forge
- 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 of forgeMiddle 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
transitive verbforged, forging
- 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 of forgeME forgen < OFr forgier < L fabricare, to make < fabrica
- to work at a forge
- to commit forgery