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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.]
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. (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
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forg•ing(ˈfɔr dʒɪŋ, ˈfoʊr-)
1. an act or instance of forging.
2. something forged; a piece of forged work in metal.
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