[ fawr-jing, fohr- ]
See synonyms for: forgingforgings on

  1. an act or instance of forging.

  2. something forged; a piece of forged work in metal.

Origin of forging

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at forge1, -ing1

Words Nearby forging Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use forging in a sentence

  • The lap-welded barrel was standard until 1850, and he got together a battery of trip hammers for forging and welding his barrels.

  • His lordship here stated that in a recent case a man had been tried and convicted of forging a power of attorney.

  • And while struggling desperately for just a little happiness, she was forging the fetters of a cruel fate.

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  • To talk, therefore, about forging the iron while it was hot proved a misconception of the actual state of matters.

  • He had not set all these stones rolling by forging upon nature and robbing Jem of thirty pounds.

British Dictionary definitions for forging


/ (ˈfɔːdʒɪŋ) /

  1. the process of producing a metal component by hammering

  2. the act of a forger

  1. a metal component produced by this process

  2. the collision of a horse's hind shoe and fore shoe

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