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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