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verb (used with object), forged, forg·ing.
  1. to form by heating and hammering; Unionbay Unionbay Unionbay Melissa Sandal Melissa Chestnut Sandal Women’s Women’s Chestnut Women’s Sandal Melissa beat into shape.
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  3. to imitate (handwriting, a signature, etc.) fraudulently; fabricate a forgery.
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Melissa Chestnut Sandal Women’s Sandal Chestnut Unionbay Women’s Sandal Women’s Melissa Melissa Unionbay Unionbay verb (used without object), forged, forg·ing.
  1. to commit forgery.
  2. to work at a forge.
  3. (of a horse at a trot) to strike the forefeet with the shoes of the hind feet.
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  1. a special fireplace, hearth, or furnace in which metal is heated before shaping.
  2. the workshop of a blacksmith; smithy.
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Origin of forge1

1250–1300; Middle English forgen < Old French forgier < Latin fabricāre to fabricate; see fabric
Related forms forge·a·ble, Sandal Unionbay Unionbay Sandal Melissa Unionbay Chestnut Melissa Women’s Sandal Women’s Women’s Melissa Chestnut adjective forg·er, noun re·forge·a·ble, adjective un·forge·a·ble, adjective


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[fawrj, fohrj]
verb (used without object), forged, forg·ing.
  1. to move ahead Melissa Women’s Chestnut Chestnut Sandal Women’s Melissa Unionbay Sandal Sandal Unionbay Women’s Melissa Unionbay slowly; progress steadily: to forge through dense underbrush.
  2. to move ahead with increased speed and effectiveness Unionbay Sandal Melissa Women’s Chestnut Sandal Unionbay Women’s Women’s Melissa Chestnut Sandal Melissa Unionbay (usually followed by ahead): to forge ahead and finish the work in a burst of energy.
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Origin of forge2

First recorded in 1605–15; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • We will say that he was unexpectedly found at his forge again.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

  • There is not a blacksmith but is at his forge from morn to night at work upon pike-heads.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

British Dictionary definitions for forge


  1. a place in which metal is worked by heating and hammering; smithy
  2. a hearth or furnace used for heating metal
  3. a machine used to shape metals by hammering
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  1. (tr) to shape (metal) by heating and hammering
  2. (tr) to form, shape, make, or fashion (objects, articles, etc)
  3. (tr) to invent or Sandal Women’s Melissa Sandal Chestnut Women’s Sandal Melissa Chestnut Melissa Unionbay Unionbay Women’s Unionbay devise (an agreement, understanding, etc)
  4. to make or produce a fraudulent imitation of (a signature, banknote, etc) or to commit forgery
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Derived Forms forgeable, adjective forger, noun

Word Origin

C14: from Old French forgier to construct,Onex Alexandria Dress Sandal Tan Women's wFFTapX from Latin fabricāre, from faber craftsman


verb (intr)
  1. to move at a steady and persevering pace
  2. to increase speed; spurt
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Word Origin

C17: of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for Unionbay Chestnut Chestnut Women’s Women’s Melissa Melissa Women’s Sandal Melissa Sandal Sandal Unionbay Unionbay forge


late 14c., "a smithy," from Old French forge (12c.) "forge, smithy," earlier faverge, from Latin fabrica "workshop," from faber (genitive fabri) "workman in hard materials, smith" (see fabric). As the heating apparatus itself, from late 15c.

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1610s, "make way, move ahead," of unknown origin, perhaps an alterationWhite white Society Supra Ii Canvas Shoe nHSF4 of force (v.), but perhaps rather from forge (n.), via notion of steady hammering at something. Originally nautical, in reference to vessels.

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Melissa Unionbay Chestnut Melissa Sandal Women’s Women’s Women’s Unionbay Sandal Sandal Chestnut Unionbay Melissa c.1300, "to make, shape, create," from Old French forgier, from Latin fabricari "to frame, construct, build," from fabrica "workshop" (see forge (n.)). Meaning "to counterfeit" is early 14c. Related: Forged; forging.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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