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Definition of "forge" []

  • A furnace or hearth where metals are heated or wrought; a smithy. (noun)
  • A workshop where pig iron is transformed into wrought iron. (noun)
  • To form (metal, for example) by heating in a forge and beating or hammering into shape. (verb-transitive)
  • To form (metal) by a mechanical or hydraulic press. (verb-transitive)
  • To give form or shape to, especially by means of careful effort: forge a treaty; forge a close relationship. (verb-transitive)
  • A place in which metal is worked by heating and hammering; smithy (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A hearth or furnace used for heating metal (noun)
  • A machine used to shape metals by hammering (noun)
  • To shape (metal) by heating and hammering (verb)
  • To form, shape, make, or fashion (objects, articles, etc) (verb)
  • To invent or devise (an agreement, understanding, etc) (verb)
  • To make or produce a fraudulent imitation of (a signature, banknote, etc) or to commit forgery (verb)

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Use "forge" in a sentence
  • "I am now encountering what my dead mother called the forge fire of life, and I will not shun it like a coward."
  • "It's more than just a "forge" - it includes infrastructure for social networking within and between communities as well, and the development team is continuing to enhance these."
  • "He writes, "This is a city that fabricates, forgets, and forges its past-in both senses of 'forge'-through misrepresentation and politically motivated fictions"."