|1.||[ verb ] create by hammering|
"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|
"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|
|5.||[ verb ] make out of components (often in an improvising manner)|
"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|
|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"
|9.||[ noun ] (work) a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering|
|Related terms:||workplace anvil drop_forge|