- an act or instance of forging.
- something forged; a piece of forged work in metal.
Origin of forging
- 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
SynonymsSee more synonyms for forge on Thesaurus.com
- 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 forge2
Examples from the Web for forging
Yet, what my peers do not realize – or cannot handle – is that rejection is a necessary part of forging a romantic relationships.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating
January 1, 2015
Olmert left office when he was, according to his own public statement, on the brink of forging a peace accord.Ehud Olmert’s Sentencing Won’t Be a Day of Reckoning for Israel’s Leaders
May 15, 2014
With Kennedy, he also came close to forging a decidedly more liberal health care bill than Obamacare.100 Years of Right (And Left) Moves
March 31, 2014
This act was not only the rebirth of the house, but the forging ahead with new work for Guyton.Who Is Burning Down Detroit’s World-Famous Street Art?
March 14, 2014
By, for example, forging documents or using other means to conceal their identities.Wanna Fly? Give Us a Fingerprint.
March 11, 2014
Pete started ahead, forging his way through the thick growth.The Long Labrador Trail
He has lightened the burden of thought because he has shown us that the chains which we wear are of our own forging.Sophist
Their livelihood was for the most part derived from mining and forging iron.Anabasis
He waved his hand, bawling, "Put your helm down—you're forging ahead!"The Frozen Pirate
W. Clark Russell
A man goes to prison for stealing or forging, and so does a woman.Adam Johnstone's Son
F. Marion Crawford
- 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
- 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 forging
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.