[fawrj, fohrj]

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

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


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

Origin of forge

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

Synonyms for forge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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
Derived Formsforgeable, adjectiveforger, noun

Word Origin for forge

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



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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Word Origin and History for unforgeable



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.



1610s, "make way, move ahead," of unknown origin, perhaps an alteration of force (v.), but perhaps rather from forge (n.), via notion of steady hammering at something. Originally nautical, in reference to vessels.



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.

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