Definition of Forge in English :

Define Forge in English

Forge meaning in English

Meaning of Forge in English

Pronunciation of Forge in English

Forge pronunciation in English

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1. forge

furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping

2. forge, smithy

a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering


3. forge, hammer

create by hammering

Example Sentences:
'hammer the silver into a bowl'
'forge a pair of tongues'

4. counterfeit, fake, forge

make a copy of with the intent to deceive

Example Sentences:
'he faked the signature'
'they counterfeited dollar bills'
'She forged a Green Card'

5. contrive, devise, excogitate, forge, formulate, invent

come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort

Example Sentences:
'excogitate a way to measure the speed of light'

6. forge

move ahead steadily

Example Sentences:
'He forged ahead'

7. forge, spirt, spurt

move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy

8. forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

make something, usually for a specific function

Example Sentences:
'She molded the rice balls carefully'
'Form cylinders from the dough'
'shape a figure'
'Work the metal into a sword'

9. fashion, forge

make out of components (often in an improvising manner)

Example Sentences:
'She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of forge
a place in which metal is worked by heating and hammering; smithy
a hearth or furnace used for heating metal
a machine used to shape metals by hammering
4. (transitive)
to shape (metal) by heating and hammering
5. (transitive)
to form, shape, make, or fashion (objects, articles, etc)
6. (transitive)
to invent or devise (an agreement, understanding, etc)
to make or produce a fraudulent imitation of (a signature, banknote, etc) or to commit forgery
verb (intransitive)
to move at a steady and persevering pace
to increase speed; spurt

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see synonyms 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
verb transitiveWord forms: forged or ˈforging
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.)
verb intransitive
to work at a forge
to commit forgery
verb intransitiveWord forms: forged or ˈforging
to move forward steadily, as if against difficulties
to move in a sudden spurt of speed and energy

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of forge
1. A furnace or hearth where metals are heated or wrought; a smithy.
2. A workshop where pig iron is transformed into wrought iron.
v. forged, forg·ing, forg·es
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.
2. To give form or shape to, especially by means of careful effort: forge a treaty; forge a close relationship.
3. To fashion or reproduce for fraudulent purposes; counterfeit: forge a signature.
1. To work at a forge or smithy.
2. To make a forgery or counterfeit.
intr.v. forged, forg·ing, forg·es
1. To advance gradually but steadily: forged ahead through throngs of shoppers.
2. To advance with an abrupt increase of speed: forged into first place with seconds to go.

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