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FORGE, n. [L. ferrum, iron.]

1. A furnace in which iron or other metal is heated and hammered into form. A larger forge is called with us iron-works. Smaller forges consisting of a bellows so placed as to cast a stream of air upon ignited coals, are of various forms and users. Armies have travelling forges, for repairing gun-carriages, &c.

2. Any place where any thing is made or shaped.

3. The act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metalline bodies.

In the greater bodies the forge was easy.

FORGE, v.t.

1. To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.

2. To make by any means.

Names that the schools forged, and put into the mouths of scholars.

3. To make falsely; to falsify; to counterfeit; to make in the likeness of something else; as, to forge coin; to forge a bill of exchange or a receipt.



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FORGE, n. [L. ferrum, iron.]

1. A furnace in which iron or other metal is heated and hammered into form. A larger forge is called with us iron-works. Smaller forges consisting of a bellows so placed as to cast a stream of air upon ignited coals, are of various forms and users. Armies have travelling forges, for repairing gun-carriages, &c.

2. Any place where any thing is made or shaped.

3. The act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metalline bodies.

In the greater bodies the forge was easy.

FORGE, v.t.

1. To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.

2. To make by any means.

Names that the schools forged, and put into the mouths of scholars.

3. To make falsely; to falsify; to counterfeit; to make in the likeness of something else; as, to forge coin; to forge a bill of exchange or a receipt.

FORGE, n. [Fr. forge; Sp. Port. forja; probably from L. ferrum, iron; It. ferriera, a forge; Port. ferragem, ironwork.]

  1. A furnace in which iron or other metal is heated and hammered into form. A larger forge is called with us ironworks. Smaller forges, consisting of a bellows so placed as to cast a stream of air upon ignited coals, are of various forms and uses. Armies have traveling forges for repairing gun-carriages, &c.
  2. Any place where any thing is made or shaped. Hooker.
  3. The act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metalline bodies. In the greater bodies the forge was easy. Bacon.

FORGE, v.t.

  1. To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.
  2. To make by any means. Names that the schools forged, and put into the mouths of scholars. Locke.
  3. To make falsely; to falsify; to counterfeit; to make in the likeness of something else; as, to forge coin; to forge a bill of exchange or a receipt.

Forge
  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. To form by heating and hammering] to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.

    Mars's armor forged for proof eterne. Shak.

  3. To commit forgery.
  4. To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.
  5. The works where wrought iron is produced directly from the ore, or where iron is rendered malleable by puddling and shingling; a shingling mill.
  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. The act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metallic 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.

  9. To coin.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  10. 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.

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Forge

FORGE, noun [Latin ferrum, iron.]

1. A furnace in which iron or other metal is heated and hammered into form. A larger forge is called with us iron-works. Smaller forges consisting of a bellows so placed as to cast a stream of air upon ignited coals, are of various forms and users. Armies have travelling forges, for repairing gun-carriages, etc.

2. Any place where any thing is made or shaped.

3. The act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metalline bodies.

In the greater bodies the forge was easy.

FORGE, verb transitive

1. To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.

2. To make by any means.

Names that the schools forged, and put into the mouths of scholars.

3. To make falsely; to falsify; to counterfeit; to make in the likeness of something else; as, to forge coin; to forge a bill of exchange or a receipt.

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