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English Dictionary: forge by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
forge
n
  1. furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
  2. a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
    Synonym(s): forge, smithy
v
  1. create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"
    Synonym(s): forge, hammer
  2. make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
    Synonym(s): forge, fake, counterfeit
  3. come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
    Synonym(s): invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge
  4. move ahead steadily; "He forged ahead"
  5. move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
    Synonym(s): forge, spurt, spirt
  6. make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
    Synonym(s): shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge
  7. make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
    Synonym(s): fashion, forge
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Forge \Forge\, n. [F. forge, fr. L. fabrica the workshop of an
      artisan who works in hard materials, fr. faber artisan,
      smith, as adj., skillful, ingenious; cf. Gr. [?] soft,
      tender. Cf. {Fabric}.]
      1. A place or establishment where iron or other metals are
            wrought by heating and hammering; especially, a furnace,
            or a shop with its furnace, etc., where iron is heated and
            wrought; a smithy.
  
                     In the quick forge and working house of thought.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      2. The works where wrought iron is produced directly from the
            ore, or where iron is rendered malleable by puddling and
            shingling; a shingling mill.
  
      3. The act of beating or working iron or steel; the
            manufacture of metalic bodies. [Obs.]
  
                     In the greater bodies the forge was easy. --Bacon.
  
      {American forge}, a forge for the direct production of
            wrought iron, differing from the old Catalan forge mainly
            in using finely crushed ore and working continuously.
            --Raymond.
  
      {Catalan forge}. (Metal.) See under {Catalan}.
  
      {Forge cinder}, the dross or slag form a forge or bloomary.
           
  
      {Forge rolls}, {Forge train}, the train of rolls by which a
            bloom is converted into puddle bars.
  
      {Forge wagon} (Mil.), a wagon fitted up for transporting a
            blackmith's forge and tools.
  
      {Portable forge}, a light and compact blacksmith's forge,
            with bellows, etc., that may be moved from place to place.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Forge \Forge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Forged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Forging}.] [F. forger, OF. forgier, fr. L. fabricare,
      fabricari, to form, frame, fashion, from fabrica. See
      {Forge}, n., and cf. {Fabricate}.]
      1. To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any
            particular shape, as a metal.
  
                     Mars's armor forged for proof eterne. --Shak.
  
      2. To form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to
            invent.
  
                     Those names that the schools forged, and put into
                     the mouth of scholars, could never get admittance
                     into common use.                                 --Locke.
  
                     Do forge a life-long trouble for ourselves.
                                                                              --Tennyson.
  
      3. To coin. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  
      4. To make falsely; to produce, as that which is untrue or
            not genuine; to fabricate; to counterfeit, as, a
            signature, or a signed document.
  
                     That paltry story is untrue, And forged to cheat
                     such gulls as you.                              --Hudibras.
  
                     Forged certificates of his . . . moral character.
                                                                              --Macaulay.
  
      Syn: To fabricate; counterfeit; feign; falsify.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Forge \Forge\, v. t. (Naut.)
      To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Forge \Forge\, v. i. [See {Forge}, v. t., and for sense 2, cf.
      {Forge} compel.]
      1. To commit forgery.
  
      2. (Naut.) To move heavily and slowly, as a ship after the
            sails are furled; to work one's way, as one ship in
            outsailing another; -- used especially in the phrase to
            forge ahead. --Totten.
  
                     And off she [a ship] forged without a shock. --De
                                                                              Quincey.
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