- 1Make or shape (a metal object) by heating it in a fire or furnace and beating or hammering it.More example sentences
hammer out, beat into shape, fashion
- For a dark blade such as this, the metal is forged in a magical fire of burning ice.
- Tight faceting suggests plumage, but those feathers could be forged of sheet metal.
- While many of his peers buy their Damascus steel from artisans, Kirk forges his own and shapes it to perfection.
- 1.1Create (a relationship or new conditions): the two women forged a close bond the country is forging a bright new futureMore example sentences
- These and other factors have helped forge a strong and enduring bond of good will and friendship between our two countries.
- The successful practices have forged a close working relationship between Public Works, Police, Fire, and Health Departments.
- Yorkshire players past and present are expected to forge much stronger links together if the seal of approval is given to the formation of the club's first Players' Association.
- 2Produce a copy or imitation of (a document, signature, banknote, or work or art) for the purpose of deception.More example sentences
- The plaintiff could easily have forged her partner's signature to it.
- The signatures were forged by the defendant, who also signed the documents as having witnessed the signatures.
- An action had been brought by the second company against a bank, alleging that the wife had forged the husband's signature on cheques.
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- 1A blacksmith’s workshop; a smithy.More example sentences
- Culm was the material most widely used in the forges by blacksmiths and large quantities of the sub-stance were imported from England and Wales for that purpose.
- The forge was occupied by blacksmith Richard Tarrant when it was painted.
- Eusebio pointed with pride to its church and rectory, carpenter shop, blacksmith forge, and water mill.
- 1.1A furnace or hearth for melting or refining metal.More example sentences
- The forger then seized the blank in a pair of tongs and reheated it in his forge or furnace to as high a temperature as the metal could stand without burning up.
- But to build it you need new forges, new metals and tools and the time to learn to use them properly.
- He made his mirrors from speculum metal - four parts copper to one part tin - but had to construct a forge to melt the speculum and cast the disc from which the mirror could be ground.
- 1.2A workshop or factory containing a furnace for refining metal.More example sentences
- Paper factories, glass factories, tanneries, forges, and other such establishments, which sold principally to local and national markets, had a far from negligible output.
- Primarily an agrarian community the town was also home to a brass foundry, an iron forge, a wire-drawing mill, and a community of cabinetmakers.
- Their society worshipped metal, and some of the best gear in existence came from the Ele system's massive forges and factories.
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- Even the most biometrically sophisticated of modern ID documents will be potentially forgeable for those with a strong incentive to do so.
- But in order to give an outsider access, that outsider must be trusted, verified - and basically, certified, signing in with a digital certificate that is not feasibly forgeable.
- This is something that's easily forgeable - I've no idea how they'll be validating that the people who have countersigned actually exist, but I can't see that it'll be comprehensive.
Middle English (also in the general sense 'make, construct'): from Old French forger, from Latin fabricare 'fabricate', from fabrica 'manufactured object, workshop'. The noun is via Old French from Latin fabrica.
- Move forward gradually or steadily: he forged through the crowded side streetsMore example sentences
advance steadily, advance gradually, press on, push on, soldier on, march on, push forward, make progress, make headway
- Nonetheless, I forged steadily forwards and was pleased to see the white and greenish-grey layers of ancient sandstone and shale getting closer.
- The ship was forging forward, but at the table I felt myself pulled back to her smell and her skin and her sound; the ship sailed one way; I sailed another.
- You have to forge along, carefully treading a new way, trusting that your sense of direction has you going toward the right destination.
- Continue or make progress with a course or undertaking: the government is forging ahead with reformsMore example sentences
- But local leaders are forging ahead with the stadium plan, no matter how many holes it has in it, with or without public support.
- U.S. historians might find a brighter future in having a surer sense of self, being unapologetically who they are, and forging ahead with the recruitment and training of successors while there is still time.
- San Francisco also has a number of museums showing historic art that, despite the economic downturn, are forging ahead with new building projects designed by high-profile architects.
mid 18th century (originally of a ship): perhaps an aberrant pronunciation of force1.