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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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