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forge 1

1. A furnace or hearth where metals are heated or wrought; a smithy.
2. A workshop where pig iron is transformed into wrought iron.
v. forged, forg·ing, forg·es
a. To form (metal, for example) by heating in a forge and beating or hammering into shape.
b. To form (metal) by a mechanical or hydraulic press.
2. To give form or shape to, especially by means of careful effort: forge a treaty; forge a close relationship.
3. To fashion or reproduce for fraudulent purposes; counterfeit: forge a signature.
1. To work at a forge or smithy.
2. To make a forgery or counterfeit.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *faurga, from Latin fabrica, from faber, worker.]

forge′a·bil′i·ty n.
forge′a·ble adj.
forg′er n.

forge 2

intr.v. forged, forg·ing, forg·es
1. To advance gradually but steadily: forged ahead through throngs of shoppers.
2. To advance with an abrupt increase of speed: forged into first place with seconds to go.

[Probably from forge.]


1. of or relating to metals that have been shaped by heating and hammering
2. of or relating to that which has been fraudulently imitated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.forged - reproduced fraudulentlyforged - reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"


1. fake, copy, false, counterfeit, pretend, artificial, mock, pirated, reproduction, synthetic, imitation, bogus, simulated, duplicate, quasi, sham, fraudulent, pseudo, fabricated, copycat (informal), falsified, ersatz, unoriginal, ungenuine, phony or phoney (informal) She was carrying a forged American passport.
fake real, true, original, actual, genuine, legitimate, authentic, honest, bona fide, kosher (informal), dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), echt (German)
2. formed, worked, founded, modelled, fashioned, shaped, cast, framed, stamped, crafted, moulded, minted, hammered out, beat out, beaten into shape fifteen tons of forged steel parts


[ˈfɔːrdʒd] adjfaux(fausse)
forged banknotes → des faux billets


[fɔːdʒd] adj (document) → falsificato/a, contraffatto/a; (banknote, signature) → falso/a
References in classic literature ?
An anchor is a forged piece of iron, admirably adapted to its end, and technical language is an instrument wrought into perfection by ages of experience, a flawless thing for its purpose.
An anchor is forged and fashioned for faithfulness; give it ground that it can bite, and it will hold till the cable parts, and then, whatever may afterwards befall its ship, that anchor is "lost.
I see it plain enough on the order; but for the same reason that the king's signature may have been forged, so also, and with even greater probability, may M.
Baisemeaux reflected; he perceived, at a glance, the consequence of this withdrawal of a prisoner by means of a forged order; and, putting in the scale the guarantee offered him by the official order of the general, did not consider it of any value.
That the signature of the second Trustee (a retired army officer, living in the country) was a signature forged, in every case, by the active Trustee-- otherwise Mr.
The Pakistani visitors, aged 19 and 28, were said to have used forged Pakistani passports and stamped on them forged Schengen and Malaysian visas to travel from Dubai International Airport in January.
The 31-year-old Indian accused has been charged in the Court of First Instance with helping and abetting a Pakistani runaway accomplice in forging and using a forged official document for breaching the Foreigners Entry and Residency Law.
The forged-wheel maker registered revenue of about US$86 million, making it the third-largest supplier to trail Auto Fush of Europe and Alcoa of the United States, whose orders will make SuperAlloy the world's largest supplier of high-end forged wheels by 2012.
One of them was convicted of forging a BD20 currency last April, and all three of dealing with and using forged currency.
Although most products being forged in orthopedics are related to hip and knee implants, the product mix is slowly changing, Tuchel said, noting that trauma and spine products now are being forged more often than in years past.
Many researchers have been worked on cold forging, this paper emphasizes on cold forging die design and cold forged part.