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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)

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.

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"."