Definitions for: Forge

[n] a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
[n] furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
[v] make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
[v] make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
[v] come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
[v] make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
[v] of metals
[v] move with increasing speed
[v] move ahead steadily; "He forged ahead"

Webster (1913) Definition: Forge, n. [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.]
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.

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. [Obs.]

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. (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.

Forge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Forged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Forging.] [F. forger, OF. forgier, fr. L. fabricare,
fabricari, to form, frame, fashion, from fabrica. See
Forge, n., and cf. Fabricate.]
1. To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any
particular shape, as a metal.

Mars's armor forged for proof eterne. --Shak.

2. To form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to

Those names that the schools forged, and put into
the mouth of scholars, could never get admittance
into common use. --Locke.

Do forge a life-long trouble for ourselves.

3. To coin. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

4. To make falsely; to produce, as that which is untrue or
not genuine; to fabricate; to counterfeit, as, a
signature, or a signed document.

That paltry story is untrue, And forged to cheat
such gulls as you. --Hudibras.

Forged certificates of his . . . moral character.

Syn: To fabricate; counterfeit; feign; falsify.

Forge, v. i. [See Forge, v. t., and for sense 2, cf.
Forge compel.]
1. To commit forgery.

2. (Naut.) 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.

And off she [a ship] forged without a shock. --De

Forge, v. t. (Naut.)
To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.

Synonyms: contrive, counterfeit, devise, excogitate, fake, fashion, form, formulate, hammer, invent, mold, mould, shape, smithy, spirt, spurt, work

See Also: advance, anvil, beat, carve, cast, chip, coil, craft, create by mental act, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, create mentally, drop forge, drop hammer, drop press, dropforge, foliate, furnace, go, go on, handbuild, hill, locomote, machine, make, march on, model, mound, move, move on, pass on, preform, progress, puddle, re-create, remold, reshape, roughcast, sculpt, sculpture, sew, sinter, stamp, swage, tailor, tailor-make, throw, tie, travel, upset, work, workplace

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