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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.]
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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
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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"
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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
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[ˈfɔːrdʒd] adjfaux(fausse)
forged banknotes → des faux billets
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[fɔːdʒd] adj (document) → falsificato/a, contraffatto/a; (banknote, signature) → falso/a
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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." The honest, rough piece of iron, so simple in appearance, has more parts than the human body has limbs: the ring, the stock, the crown, the flukes, the palms, the shank.
"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 suspects allegedly produced and sold 1,400 forged alien registration cards and 1,400 forged passports since around last June, earning an estimated 13 million yen, police said, adding that the two bogus documents were sold as a set for 9,000 yen.
They know about forged and stamped these days," said Nicole Maile, product manager for cutlery and flatware at Crate & Barrel.
A common belief is that if the material is forged, it is somehow stronger.
Unpublished data from Forged laboratory demonstrate that, given enough time, those baby hair cells seem to mature.
Forged credit cards and cash, in addition to electronic equipment, laptops and smartphones were seized from the defendant during his arrest.
Dubai: A waiter has been accused of attempting to defraud a bank of Dh250,000 after he applied for a personal loan using forged papers, heard a court on Monday.
They also submitted forged papers including a salary certificate, falsely stating that one of them, a Pakistani, was working as a sales executive and earning Dh22,500 as a monthly salary.