Definition and Meanings for forge
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Part of Speech of forge
noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of forge
Meaning of forge
- a place or establishment where iron or other metals are wrought by heating and hammering; especially, a furnace, or a shop with its furnace, etc., where iron is heated and wrought; a smithy.
- the works where wrought iron is produced directly from the ore, or where iron is rendered malleable by puddling and shingling; a shingling mill.
- the act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metallic bodies.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun
- to form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.
- to form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to invent.
- to coin.
- to make falsely; to produce, as that which is untrue or not genuine; to fabricate; to counterfeit, as, a signature, or a signed document.
as intransitive verb, transitive verb
- to commit forgery.
- to move heavily and slowly, as a ship after the sails are furled; to work one's way, as one ship in outsailing another; -- used especially in the phrase to forge ahead.
as transitive verb
- to impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.