forging

[fawr-jing, fohr-]

noun

an act or instance of forging.
something forged; a piece of forged work in metal.

Nearby words

  1. forget-me-not,
  2. forgetful,
  3. forgetive,
  4. forgettable,
  5. forgettery,
  6. forgivable,
  7. forgive,
  8. forgive and forget,
  9. forgiveness,
  10. forgiving

Origin of forging

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

forge

1
[fawrj, fohrj]

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

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.

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

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.

noun

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

Origin of forge

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

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

forge

2
[fawrj, fohrj]

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

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British Dictionary definitions for forging

forging

noun

the process of producing a metal component by hammering
the act of a forger
a metal component produced by this process
the collision of a horse's hind shoe and fore shoe

forge

1

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

(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
Derived Formsforgeable, adjectiveforger, noun

Word Origin for forge

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

forge

2

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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