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[n] a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
[n] furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
[v] make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
[v] make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
[v] come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
[v] make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
[v] of metals
[v] move with increasing speed
[v] move ahead steadily; "He forged ahead"

Misc. Definitions

\Forge\, n. [F. forge, fr. L. fabrica the workshop of an artisan who works in hard materials, fr. faber artisan, smith, as adj., skillful, ingenious; cf. Gr. ? soft, tender. Cf. {Fabric}.]
1. 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. In the quick forge and working house of thought. --Shak.
2. The works where wrought iron is produced directly from the ore, or where iron is rendered malleable by puddling and shingling; a shingling mill.
3. The act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metalic bodies. [Obs.] In the greater bodies the forge was easy. --Bacon. {American forge}, a forge for the direct production of wrought iron, differing from the old Catalan forge mainly in using finely crushed ore and working continuously. --Raymond. {Catalan forge}. (Metal.) See under {Catalan}. {Forge cinder}, the dross or slag form a forge or bloomary. {Forge rolls}, {Forge train}, the train of rolls by which a bloom is converted into puddle bars. {Forge wagon} (Mil.), a wagon fitted up for transporting a blackmith's forge and tools. {Portable forge}, a light and compact blacksmith's forge, with bellows, etc., that may be moved from place to place.
\Forge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Forged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forging}.] [F. forger, OF. forgier, fr. L. fabricare, fabricari, to form, frame, fashion, from fabrica. See {Forge}, n., and cf. {Fabricate}.]
1. To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal. Mars's armor forged for proof eterne. --Shak.
2. To form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to invent. Those names that the schools forged, and put into the mouth of scholars, could never get admittance into common use. --Locke. Do forge a life-long trouble for ourselves. --Tennyson.
3. To coin. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
4. To make falsely; to produce, as that which is untrue or not genuine; to fabricate; to counterfeit, as, a signature, or a signed document. That paltry story is untrue, And forged to cheat such gulls as you. --Hudibras. Forged certificates of his . . . moral character. --Macaulay. Syn: To fabricate; counterfeit; feign; falsify.
\Forge\, v. i. [See {Forge}, v. t., and for sense 2, cf. {Forge} compel.]
1. To commit forgery.
2. (Naut.) 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. --Totten. And off she [a ship] forged without a shock. --De Quincey.
\Forge\, v. t. (Naut.) To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.

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