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forge 1

 (fôrj)
n.
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
v.tr.
1.
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.
v.intr.
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

 (fôrj)
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.]

forge

(fɔːdʒ)
n
1. (Metallurgy) a place in which metal is worked by heating and hammering; smithy
2. (Metallurgy) a hearth or furnace used for heating metal
3. (Metallurgy) a machine used to shape metals by hammering
vb
4. (Metallurgy) (tr) to shape (metal) by heating and hammering
5. (Metallurgy) (tr) to form, shape, make, or fashion (objects, articles, etc)
6. (Metallurgy) (tr) to invent or devise (an agreement, understanding, etc)
7. (Metallurgy) to make or produce a fraudulent imitation of (a signature, banknote, etc) or to commit forgery
[C14: from Old French forgier to construct, from Latin fabricāre, from faber craftsman]
ˈforgeable adj
ˈforger n

forge

(fɔːdʒ)
vb (intr)
1. to move at a steady and persevering pace
2. to increase speed; spurt
[C17: of unknown origin]

forge1

(fɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ)

v. forged, forg•ing.
n. v.t.
1. to form by heating and hammering; beat into shape.
2. to form or make, esp. by concentrated effort; fashion: to forge a treaty.
3. to imitate (handwriting, a signature, etc.) fraudulently; make a forgery of.
v.i.
4. to commit forgery.
5. to work at a forge.
n.
6. a fireplace, hearth, or furnace in which metal is heated before shaping.
7. the workshop of a blacksmith; smithy.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French forgier < Latin fabricāre to fashion; see fabricate]
forge′a•ble, adj.

forge2

(fɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ)

v.i. forged, forg•ing.
1. to move ahead slowly; progress steadily.
2. to move ahead with increased speed and effectiveness (usu. fol. by ahead).
[1605–15; orig. uncertain]

forge

- Comes from Latin fabrica, "trade, workshop" or "fabric," and it first meant "smithy" or "manufacture."
See also related terms for manufacture.

forge


Past participle: forged
Gerund: forging

Imperative
forge
forge
Present
I forge
you forge
he/she/it forges
we forge
you forge
they forge
Preterite
I forged
you forged
he/she/it forged
we forged
you forged
they forged
Present Continuous
I am forging
you are forging
he/she/it is forging
we are forging
you are forging
they are forging
Present Perfect
I have forged
you have forged
he/she/it has forged
we have forged
you have forged
they have forged
Past Continuous
I was forging
you were forging
he/she/it was forging
we were forging
you were forging
they were forging
Past Perfect
I had forged
you had forged
he/she/it had forged
we had forged
you had forged
they had forged
Future
I will forge
you will forge
he/she/it will forge
we will forge
you will forge
they will forge
Future Perfect
I will have forged
you will have forged
he/she/it will have forged
we will have forged
you will have forged
they will have forged
Future Continuous
I will be forging
you will be forging
he/she/it will be forging
we will be forging
you will be forging
they will be forging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been forging
you have been forging
he/she/it has been forging
we have been forging
you have been forging
they have been forging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been forging
you will have been forging
he/she/it will have been forging
we will have been forging
you will have been forging
they will have been forging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been forging
you had been forging
he/she/it had been forging
we had been forging
you had been forging
they had been forging
Conditional
I would forge
you would forge
he/she/it would forge
we would forge
you would forge
they would forge
Past Conditional
I would have forged
you would have forged
he/she/it would have forged
we would have forged
you would have forged
they would have forged

Forge

A small, open furnace that burned coal and was supplied with forced air from a bellows or handoperated blower. The forge was used by blacksmiths to heat iron enough (generally a red heat) to be shaped or welded. The left item in the illustration is a blower. To the right is a forge. Air from the blower was piped to the bottom of the forge so it could flow up through the burning coal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forge - furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shapingforge - furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
furnace - an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
2.forge - a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammeringforge - a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
anvil - a heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammering
drop forge, drop hammer, drop press - device for making large forgings
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
Verb1.forge - create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"
hammer - beat with or as if with a hammer; "hammer the metal flat"
beat - shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
foliate - hammer into thin flat foils; "foliate metal"
dropforge - forge with a dropforge; "drop-force the metal"
2.forge - make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
re-create - create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"
3.forge - come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
4.forge - move ahead steadily; "He forged ahead"
advance, march on, move on, progress, pass on, go on - move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
5.forge - move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
6.forge - 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"
carve - form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice"
swage, upset - form metals with a swage
chip - form by chipping; "They chipped their names in the stone"
layer - make or form a layer; "layer the different colored sands"
cut out - form and create by cutting out; "Picasso cut out a guitar from a piece of paper"
machine - turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
grind - shape or form by grinding; "grind lenses for glasses and cameras"
stamp - form or cut out with a mold, form, or die; "stamp needles"
puddle - subject to puddling or form by puddling; "puddle iron"
beat - shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
preform - form or shape beforehand or determine the shape of beforehand
preform - form into a shape resembling the final, desired one
mound - form into a rounded elevation; "mound earth"
hill - form into a hill
roughcast - shape roughly
remold, reshape - shape again or shape differently
sinter - cause (ores or powdery metals) to become a coherent mass by heating without melting
mould, mold, cast - form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture"
throw - make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"
handbuild, hand-build, coil - make without a potter's wheel; "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"
work on, work, process - shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"
sculpt, sculpture - create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material; "sculpt a swan out of a block of ice"
mold, mould, model - form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay"
7.forge - make out of components (often in an improvising manner)forge - make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
make - make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"
tie - make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies"
craft - make by hand and with much skill; "The artisan crafted a complicated tool"
tailor-make, sew, tailor - create (clothes) with cloth; "Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"

forge

1
verb
1. form, build, create, establish, set up, fashion, shape, frame, construct, invent, devise, mould, contrive, fabricate, hammer out, make, work They agreed to forge closer economic ties.
2. fake, copy, reproduce, imitate, counterfeit, feign, falsify, coin They discovered forged dollar notes.
3. create, make, work, found, form, model, fashion, shape, cast, turn out, construct, devise, mould, contrive, fabricate, hammer out, beat into shape To forge a blade takes great skill.

forge

2 verb
forge ahead progress quickly, progress, make headway, advance quickly He began to forge ahead with his studies.

forge 1

verb
1. To shape, break, or flatten with repeated blows:
2. To create by forming, combining, or altering materials:
3. To make a fraudulent copy of:

forge 2

verb
To move or advance against strong resistance:
Translations
أتون ، كور الحِدادَهيُزَوِّرُيُزَوِّريَسيرُ قُدُما، يَتَقَدَّم بِثَباتيَصْهَر، يَسْبِك
padělatpostupovat vpředvýheňkovárnakovat
forfalskegøre fremskridtsmedesmedjeefterligne
takoaväärentääahjopaja
krivotvoriti
berjast áframeldstæîi í smiîjufalsasmíîa viî eld; móta
鍛造する
단조하다
ēzeizvirzīties priekšgalākaltkurtuveviltot
falšovaťkuťukuťvyhňa
ponarediti
kämpa sig fram
ปลอมแปลง
dövmektaklit etmekyavaş yavaş ilerlemekdemirhane
làm giả

forge

[fɔːdʒ]
A. N (= furnace) → fragua f, forja f; [of blacksmith] → herrería f; (= factory) → fundición f
B. VT
1. (lit, fig) → fraguar, forjar
2. (= falsify) [+ document, painting etc] → falsificar
she forged his signaturefalsificó su firma
forged moneymoneda f falsa
C. VI to forge aheadavanzar a grandes pasos
to forge ahead of sbadelantarse a algn

forge

[ˈfɔːrdʒ]
nforge f
vt
[+ signature] → contrefaire
She tried to forge his signature → Elle a essayé de contrefaire sa signature.
to forge documents → fabriquer de faux papiers
to forge a will → fabriquer un faux testament
to forge money (British)fabriquer de la fausse monnaie
(= make) [+ agreement, relationship] → établir
to forge a link between (fig)établir un lien entre
[+ metal] → forger
forge ahead
vialler de l'avant, prendre de l'avance
to forge ahead with sth (= go ahead with) [+ project] → aller de l'avant dans qch (= make progress with) → faire des progrès dans qch

forge

n (= workshop)Schmiede f; (= furnace)Esse f
vt
metalschmieden; (fig) friendship, allianceschließen; relationshipaufbauen; planschmieden; to forge economic/close links with somebody/somethingWirtschaftsbeziehungen/eine enge Bindung zu jdm/etw aufbauen
(= counterfeit) signature, banknotefälschen
vi to forge ahead (with something)(mit etw) vorwärtskommen or Fortschritte machen; to forge ahead (in career) → seinen Weg machen; (Sport) → vorstoßen; he forged ahead of the rest of the fielder setzte sich weit vom Rest des Feldes

forge

[fɔːdʒ]
1. n (of blacksmith) → fucina
2. vt
a. (metal, iron) → fucinare, forgiare (fig) (friendship, plan, unity) → forgiare, formare
b. (falsify, signature, document) → contraffare, falsificare
forge ahead vi + advandare avanti (con determinazione)

forge1

(foːdʒ) noun
a very hot oven in which metals are melted etc; a furnace. Steel is manufactured in a forge.
verb
to shape metal by heating and hammering. He forged a horse-shoe out of an iron bar.

forge2

(foːdʒ) verb
to copy (eg a letter or a signature) and pretend that it is genuine, usually for illegal purposes. He forged my signature.
ˈforgeryplural ˈforgeries noun
1. (the crime of) copying pictures, documents, signatures etc and pretending they are genuine. He was sent to prison for forgery.
2. a picture, document etc copied for this reason. The painting was a forgery.

forge3

(foːdʒ) verb
to move steadily. they forged ahead with their plans.

forge

يُزَوِّرُ padělat forfalske schmieden σφυρηλατώ falsificar takoa contrefaire krivotvoriti contraffare 鍛造する 단조하다 vervalsen utforme wykuć forjar фальсифицировать kämpa sig fram ปลอมแปลง dövmek làm giả 伪造

forge

vt. falsificar, falsear
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The deserted counting-houses, with their secrets of books and papers locked up in chests and safes; the banking-houses, with their secrets of strong rooms and wells, the keys of which were in a very few secret pockets and a very few secret breasts; the secrets of all the dispersed grinders in the vast mill, among whom there were doubtless plunderers, forgers, and trust-betrayers of many sorts, whom the light of any day that dawned might reveal; he could have fancied that these things, in hiding, imparted a heaviness to the air.
This jail was a Noah's ark of the city's crime--there were murderers, "hold-up men" and burglars, embezzlers, counterfeiters and forgers, bigamists, "shoplifters," "confidence men," petty thieves and pickpockets, gamblers and procurers, brawlers, beggars, tramps and drunkards; they were black and white, old and young, Americans and natives of every nation under the sun.
He took the money which Athos offered to him, and after turning and turning it over and over in his hands, suddenly cried out that it was bad, and that he would have him and his companions arrested as forgers.
I'd have engaged you,' he said, 'on the recommendation of a syndicate of forgers and three-card-trick men.
Now if Barbicane was a great founder of shot, Nicholl was a great forger of plates; the one cast night and day at Baltimore, the other forged day and night at Philadelphia.
He accompanied this restitution with a most severe reprimand, during which Colbert contented himself with examining, feeling, even smelling, as it were, the paper, the characters, and the signature, neither more nor less than if he had to deal with the greatest forger in the kingdom.
Accordingly, the forger was put to Death; the utterer of a bad note was put to Death; the unlawful opener of a letter was put to Death; the purloiner of forty shillings and sixpence was put to Death; the holder of a horse at Tellson's door, who made off with it, was put to Death; the coiner of a bad shilling was put to Death; the sounders of three-fourths of the notes in the whole gamut of Crime, were put to Death.
First I was a forger," answered Andrea, as calmly as possible; "then I became a thief, and lately have become an assassin.
Not a forger, any way, he mutters; and Jonah is put down for his passage.
A forger from the state prison seizes the arm of a distinguished financier.
This person appears to have been none other that Beddington, the famous forger and cracksman, who, with his brother, had only recently emerged from a five years' spell of penal servitude.
As long as it was only the left drawer instead of the right, and red ink instead of black, I thought it must be the chance blunders of a forger, as you say.