1. [ verb ] create by hammering
Synonyms: hammer

"hammer the silver into a bowl" "forge a pair of tongues"

Related terms: beat dropforge foliate hammer forger forging
2. [ verb ] make a copy of with the intent to deceive
Synonyms: fake counterfeit

"he faked the signature" "they counterfeited dollar bills" She forged a Green Card"

Related terms: re-create fake forger fakery forgery
3. [ verb ] come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
Synonyms: invent devise formulate contrive excogitate

"excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"

Related terms: create_by_mental_act invention planner invention formula inventor excogitator excogitation devisal
4. [ verb ] move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
Synonyms: spirt spurt
Related terms: travel
5. [ verb ] make out of components (often in an improvising manner)
Synonyms: fashion

"She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"

Related terms: make sew tie craft devising
6. [ noun ] furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
Related terms: furnace
7. [ verb ] make something, usually for a specific function
Synonyms: form shape mould work mold

"She molded the riceballs carefully" "Form cylinders from the dough" "shape a figure" "Work the metal into a sword"

Related terms: create_from_raw_material carve model beat sculpt mound hill machine roughcast swage puddle reshape chip cast sinter handbuild throw stamp preform preform work constitution formation form cast
8. [ verb ] move ahead steadily

"He forged ahead"

Related terms: advance
9. [ noun ] (work) a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
Synonyms: smithy
Related terms: workplace anvil drop_forge
Similar spelling:   Forgey