Dictionary.com

forge

1
[ fawrj, fohrj ]
/ fɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: forge / forged / forging / forger on Thesaurus.com

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.
QUIZ
TEST YOUR MERIT ON THESE NEW WORDS IN 2021
The Dictionary added new words and definition to our vast collection, and we want to see how well-versed you are in the formally recognized new lingo. Take the quiz!
Question 1 of 8
What does JEDI stand for?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of forge

1
1250–1300; Middle English forgen<Old French forgier<Latin fabricāre to fabricate; see fabric

OTHER WORDS FROM forge

forge·a·ble, adjectiveforger, nounre·forge·a·ble, adjectiveun·forge·a·ble, adjective

Other definitions 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

2
First recorded in 1605–15; origin uncertain
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use forge in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK