forge

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[ fawrj, fohrj ]
/ fɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ /

verb (used with object), forged, forg·ing.

verb (used without object), forged, forg·ing.

noun

a special fireplace, hearth, or furnace in which metal is heated before shaping.
the workshop of a blacksmith; smithy.

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Origin of forge

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1250–1300; Middle English forgen < Old French forgier < Latin fabricāre to fabricate; see fabric

OTHER WORDS FROM forge

forge·a·ble, adjectiveforg·er, nounre·forge·a·ble, adjectiveun·forge·a·ble, adjective

Definition for forge (2 of 2)

forge2
[ fawrj, fohrj ]
/ fɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ /

verb (used without object), forged, forg·ing.

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 forge

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First recorded in 1605–15; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for forge (1 of 2)

forge1
/ (fɔːdʒ) /

noun

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

verb

Derived forms of forge

forgeable, adjectiveforger, noun

Word Origin for forge

C14: from Old French forgier to construct, from Latin fabricāre, from faber craftsman

British Dictionary definitions for forge (2 of 2)

forge2
/ (fɔːdʒ) /

verb (intr)

to move at a steady and persevering pace
to increase speed; spurt

Word Origin for forge

C17: of unknown origin
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