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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forge  \Forge\,  n.  [F.  forge,  fr  L.  fabrica  the  workshop  of  an 
  artisan  who  works  in  hard  materials,  fr  faber  artisan, 
  smith,  as  adj.,  skillful,  ingenious;  cf  Gr  ?  soft,  tender. 
  Cf  {Fabric}.] 
  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.  The  works  where  wrought  iron  is  produced  directly  from  the 
  ore,  or  where  iron  is  rendered  malleable  by  puddling  and 
  shingling;  a  shingling  mill. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  beating  or  working  iron  or  steel;  the 
  manufacture  of  metalic  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forge  \Forge\,  v.  i.  [See  {Forge},  v.  t.,  and  for  sense  2,  cf 
  {Forge}  compel.] 
  1.  To  commit  forgery. 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forge  \Forge\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Forged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Forging}.]  [F.  forger,  OF  forgier,  fr  L.  fabricare, 
  fabricari  to  form  frame,  fashion,  from  fabrica.  See 
  {Forge},  n.,  and  cf  {Fabricate}.] 
  1.  To  form  by  heating  and  hammering;  to  beat  into  any 
  particular  shape,  as  a  metal. 
 
  Mars's  armor  forged  for  proof  eterne.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  To  coin.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  4.  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forge  \Forge\,  v.  t.  (Naut.) 
  To  impel  forward  slowly;  as  to  forge  a  ship  forward. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forge 
  n  1:  a  special  hearth  where  metal  is  heated  before  shaping 
  2:  a  workplace  where  metal  is  worked  by  heating  and  hammering 
  [syn:  {smithy}] 
  v  1:  of  metals  [syn:  {hammer}] 
  2:  make  a  copy  of  with  the  intent  to  deceive  [syn:  {fake},  {counterfeit}] 
  3:  come  up  with  [syn:  {invent},  {contrive},  {devise},  {excogitate}, 
  {formulate}] 
  4:  move  ahead  steadily;  "He  forged  ahead" 
  5:  move  with  increasing  speed  [syn:  {spurt},  {spirt}] 
  6:  make  something  usually  for  a  specific  function;  "She  molded 
  the  riceballs  carefully";  "Form  the  dough  into  cylinders" 
  [syn:  {shape},  {form},  {mold},  {mould}] 
  7:  make  out  of  components;  often  in  an  improvising  manner;  "She 
  made  a  tent  out  of  a  sheet  and  a  few  sticks"  [syn:  {fashion}] 




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