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Noun: forge  forj
  1. Furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
  2. A workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
    - smithy
Verb: forge  forj
  1. Create by hammering
    "forge a pair of tongues";
    - hammer
  2. Make a copy of with the intent to deceive
    "She forged a Green Card";
    - fake, counterfeit
  3. Come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    "forge a way to measure the speed of light";
    - invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate
  4. Move ahead steadily
    "He forged ahead"
  5. Move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
    - spurt, spirt
  6. Make something, usually for a specific function
    "forge a figure";
    - shape, form, work, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn]
  7. Make out of components (often in an improvising manner)
    - fashion

Derived forms: forged, forging, forges

See also: hammered

Type of: advance, beat, create by mental act, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, create mentally, furnace, go, go on, locomote, make, march on, move, move on, oven, pass on, progress, recreate, re-create, travel, work, workplace

Encyclopedia: Forge, Powys