- 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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Examples from the Web for unforgeable
Aluminium, iron, platinum and many other metals may thus take up so much carbon as to become brittle and unforgeable.
- 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 unforgeable
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.