- to form by heating and hammering; beat into shape.
- to form or make, especially by concentrated effort: to forge a friendship through mutual trust.
- to imitate (handwriting, a signature, etc.) fraudulently; fabricate a forgery.
- to commit forgery.
- to work at a forge.
- (of a horse at a trot) to strike the forefeet with the shoes of the hind feet.
- a special fireplace, hearth, or furnace in which metal is heated before shaping.
- the workshop of a blacksmith; smithy.
Origin of forge1
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- to move ahead slowly; progress steadily: to forge through dense underbrush.
- to move ahead with increased speed and effectiveness (usually followed by ahead): to forge ahead and finish the work in a burst of energy.
Origin of forge2
Examples from the Web for forged
The women had both tried to cross into Lebanon two weeks earlier on forged papers.A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
December 26, 2014
Today, a lack of provenance often means one of two things: an artifact is forged or an artifact was illegally acquired.Dismembering History: The Shady Online Trade in Ancient Texts
November 23, 2014
That alliance between the spy agency and the military, forged in Iraq, would forever change the way America fights wars.How the NSA Became a Killing Machine
November 9, 2014
Amina forged relationships with these women, visiting their homes and listening as they shared their concerns.Amid Unrest, Afghan Women Push For Role in Peace Process
October 17, 2014
This is where the scenes that will eventually make up the movie are forged.Mike Leigh Is the Master Filmmaker Who Hates Hollywood
October 14, 2014
He it was who forged the shaft of the Savannah, the first steamship which crossed the Atlantic.Heroes of the Telegraph
Our character is forged in the past, we cannot escape our inheritance.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
All their weapons, all their ships, were forged of metals from the other planets.Pirates of the Gorm
Who forged the lie could fabricate this too:— But hold, it is ingeniously done.
The shafting is made of forged steel, 16½ inches in diameter.
- 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
- (tr) to shape (metal) by heating and hammering
- (tr) to form, shape, make, or fashion (objects, articles, etc)
- (tr) to invent or devise (an agreement, understanding, etc)
- to make or produce a fraudulent imitation of (a signature, banknote, etc) or to commit forgery
- to move at a steady and persevering pace
- to increase speed; spurt
Word Origin and History for forged
late 14c., "a smithy," from Old French forge (12c.) "forge, smithy," earlier faverge, from Latin fabrica "workshop," from faber (genitive fabri) "workman in hard materials, smith" (see fabric). As the heating apparatus itself, from late 15c.
c.1300, "to make, shape, create," from Old French forgier, from Latin fabricari "to frame, construct, build," from fabrica "workshop" (see forge (n.)). Meaning "to counterfeit" is early 14c. Related: Forged; forging.