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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun forge has 2 senses

Verb forge has 7 senses


forgen. [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.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "In the quick forge and working house of thought."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The works where wrought iron is produced directly from the ore, or where iron is rendered malleable by puddling and shingling; a shingling mill.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metallic bodies.  [1913 Webster]
    "In the greater bodies the forge was easy."  [1913 Webster]
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. Raymond. -- Catalan forge. (Metal.) See under Catalan. -- Forge cinder, the dross or slag form a forge or bloomary. -- Forge rolls, Forge train, the train of rolls by which a bloom is converted into puddle bars. -- Forge wagon (Mil.), 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.
forgev. t. [F. forger, OF. forgier, fr. L. fabricare, fabricari, to form, frame, fashion, from fabrica. See Forge, n., and cf. Fabricate.].
  •  To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.  [1913 Webster]
    "Mars's armor forged for proof eterne."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to invent.  [1913 Webster]
    "Those names that the schools forged, and put into the mouth of scholars, could never get admittance into common use."  [1913 Webster]
    "Do forge a life-long trouble for ourselves."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To coin.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make falsely; to produce, as that which is untrue or not genuine; to fabricate; to counterfeit, as, a signature, or a signed document.  [1913 Webster]
    "That paltry story is untrue,
    And forged to cheat such gulls as you.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Forged certificates of his . . . moral character."
Syn. -- To fabricate; counterfeit; feign; falsify.
forgev. i. [See Forge, v. t., and for sense 2, cf. Forge compel.].
  •  To commit forgery.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To move heavily and slowly, as a ship after the sails are furled; to work one's way, as one ship in outsailing another; -- used especially in the phrase to forge ahead.  Totten.  [1913 Webster]
    "And off she [a ship] forged without a shock."  [1913 Webster]
forgev. t. 
     To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.  [1913 Webster]


forge, v. & n.
1 a make (money etc.) in fraudulent imitation. b write (a document or signature) in order to pass it off as written by another.
2 fabricate, invent.
3 shape (esp. metal) by heating in a fire and hammering.
1 a blacksmith's workshop; a smithy.
2 a a furnace or hearth for melting or refining metal. b a workshop containing this.

forgeable adj. forger n.
forge, v.intr. move forward gradually or steadily.

forge ahead 1 take the lead in a race.
2 move forward or make progress rapidly.
18th c.: perh. an aberrant pronunc. of FORCE(1)



act like, affect, assume, beat, blacksmith shop, block out, bloomery, borrow, build, carve, cast, chisel, chorus, coin, concoct, construct, cook up, copy, counterfeit, create, crib, cut, devise, ditto, do, do like, echo, efform, fabricate, fake, falsify, fantasize, fashion, figure, fix, form, formalize, found, foundry, frame, fudge, furnace, go like, hatch, hew, hoke, hoke up, imitate, invent, knead, knock out, lay out, lick into shape, make, make like, make up, manufacture, metalworks, mint, mirror, model, mold, mould, plagiarize, pound, put together, reecho, reflect, repeat, reproduce, rough out, roughcast, roughhew, sculpt, sculpture, set, shape, shove the queer, simulate, smelter, smithery, smithy, stamp, steel mill, steelworks, stithy, tailor, thermoform, think up, trump up, turn out, utter, work




N workshop, workhouse, workplace, shop, place of business, manufactory, mill, plant, works, factory, cabinet, studio, office, branch office bureau, atelier, hive, hive of industry, nursery, hothouse, hotbed, kitchen, mint, forge, loom, dock, dockyard, alveary, armory, laboratory, lab, research institute, refinery, cannery, power plant, beauty parlor, beehive, bindery, forcing pit, nailery, usine, slip, yard, wharf, foundry, foundery, furnace, vineyard, crucible, alembic, caldron, matrix, at work, at the office, at the shop, working.


VB produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture, weave, forge, coin, carve, chisel, build, raise, edify, rear, erect, put together, set up, run up, establish, constitute, compose, organize, institute, achieve, accomplish, flower, bear fruit, fructify, teem, ean, yean, farrow, drop, pup, kitten, kindle, bear, lay, whelp, bring forth, give birth to, lie in, be brought to bed of, evolve, pullulate, usher into the world, make productive, create, beget, get, generate, fecundate, impregnate, procreate, progenerate, propagate, engender, bring into being, call into being, bring into existence, breed, hatch, develop, bring up, induce, superinduce, suscitate, cause, acquire.


N furnace, stove, kiln, oven, cracker, hearth, focus, combustion chamber, athanor, hypocaust, reverberatory, volcano, forge, fiery furnace, limekiln, Dutch oven, tuyere, brasier, salamander, heater, warming pan, boiler, caldron, seething caldron, pot, urn, kettle, chafing-dish, retort, crucible, alembic, still, waffle irons, muffle furnace, induction furnace, electric heater, electric furnace, electric resistance heat, open-hearth furnace, fireplace, gas fireplace, coal fire, wood fire, fire-dog, fire- irons, grate, range, kitchener, caboose, camboose, poker, tongs, shovel, ashpan, hob, trivet, andiron, gridiron, ashdrop, frying-pan, stew-pan, backlog, hearth, inglenook, oil burner, gas burner, Franklin stove, pot-bellied stove, wood-burning stove, central heating, steam heat, hot water heat, gas heat, forced hot air, electric heat, heat pump, solar heat, convective heat, hothouse, bakehouse, washhouse, laundry, conservatory, sudatory, Turkish bath, Russian bath, vapor bath, steam bath, sauna, warm bath, vaporarium.

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