Pronunciation: fōrj
n.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.
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 metallic bodies.
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.
- Raymond.
Forge cinder
the dross or slag form a forge or bloomary.
Forge rolls
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.
v. t.1.To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.
[imp. & p. p. Forged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Forging .]
2.To form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to invent.
Do forge a life-long trouble for ourselves.
- Tennyson.
3.To coin.
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.
v. i.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.
And off she [a ship] forged without a shock.
- De Quincey.
v. t.1.(Naut.) To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.
Noun1.forge - furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
2.forge - a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
Synonyms: smithy
Verb1.forge - create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"
Synonyms: hammer
2.forge - make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
Synonyms: counterfeit, fake
3.forge - come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
4.forge - move ahead steadily; "He forged ahead"
5.forge - move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
Synonyms: spirt, spurt
6.forge - 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"
Synonyms: shape, mould, mold, form, work
7.forge - make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
Synonyms: fashion
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