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Meaning & Definition of Forge in English

English

Forge

/fɔrʤ/

noun

1. Furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping

    synonym:
  • forge

2. A workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering

    synonym:
  • forge
  • ,
  • smithy

verb

1. Create by hammering

  • "Hammer the silver into a bowl"
  • "Forge a pair of tongues"
    synonym:
  • forge
  • ,
  • hammer

2. Make a copy of with the intent to deceive

  • "He faked the signature"
  • "They counterfeited dollar bills"
  • "She forged a green card"
    synonym:
  • forge
  • ,
  • fake
  • ,
  • counterfeit

3. Come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort

  • "Excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
    synonym:
  • invent
  • ,
  • contrive
  • ,
  • devise
  • ,
  • excogitate
  • ,
  • formulate
  • ,
  • forge

4. Move ahead steadily

  • "He forged ahead"
    synonym:
  • forge

5. Move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy

    synonym:
  • forge
  • ,
  • spurt
  • ,
  • spirt

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • shape
  • ,
  • form
  • ,
  • work
  • ,
  • mold
  • ,
  • mould
  • ,
  • forge

7. Make out of components (often in an improvising manner)

  • "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
    synonym:
  • fashion
  • ,
  • forge