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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.]

forging

(ˈfɔːdʒɪŋ)
n
1. (Metallurgy) the process of producing a metal component by hammering
2. (Metallurgy) the act of a forger
3. (Metallurgy) a metal component produced by this process
4. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the collision of a horse's hind shoe and fore shoe

forg•ing

(ˈfɔr dʒɪŋ, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
1. an act or instance of forging.
2. something forged; a piece of forged work in metal.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forging - shaping metal by heating and hammeringforging - shaping metal by heating and hammering
formation, shaping - the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
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