forge

1 [fawrj, fohrj]
verb (used with object), forged, forging.
1.
to form by heating and hammering; beat into shape.
2.
to form or make, especially by concentrated effort: to forge a friendship through mutual trust.
3.
to imitate (handwriting, a signature, etc.) fraudulently; fabricate a forgery.
verb (used without object), forged, forging.
4.
to commit forgery.
5.
to work at a forge.
6.
(of a horse at a trot) to strike the forefeet with the shoes of the hind feet.
noun
7.
a special fireplace, hearth, or furnace in which metal is heated before shaping.
8.
the workshop of a blacksmith; smithy.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English forgen < Old French forgier < Latin fabricāre to fabricate; see fabric

forgeable, adjective
forger, noun
reforgeable, adjective
unforgeable, adjective


2. shape, fabricate, manufacture, fashion, mold.
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forge

2 [fawrj, fohrj]
verb (used without object), forged, forging.
1.
to move ahead slowly; progress steadily: to forge through dense underbrush.
2.
to move ahead with increased speed and effectiveness (usually followed by ahead ): to forge ahead and finish the work in a burst of energy.

Origin:
1605–15; origin uncertain

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forge1 (fɔːdʒ)
 
n
1.  a place in which metal is worked by heating and hammering; smithy
2.  a hearth or furnace used for heating metal
3.  a machine used to shape metals by hammering
 
vb
4.  (tr) to shape (metal) by heating and hammering
5.  (tr) to form, shape, make, or fashion (objects, articles, etc)
6.  (tr) to invent or devise (an agreement, understanding, etc)
7.  to make or produce a fraudulent imitation of (a signature, banknote, etc) or to commit forgery
 
[C14: from Old French forgier to construct, from Latin fabricāre, from faber craftsman]
 
'forgeable1
 
adj
 
'forger1
 
n

forge2 (fɔːdʒ)
 
vb
1.  to move at a steady and persevering pace
2.  to increase speed; spurt
 
[C17: of unknown origin]

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forge
late 13c., from O.Fr. forge, earlier faverge, from L. fabrica "workshop," from faber (gen. fabri) "workman in hard materials, smith." Sense of "to counterfeit" is in Anglo-Fr. verb forger "falsify," from O.Fr. forgier, from L. fabricari "to frame, construct, build." Related: Forged; forger; forging.

forge
1610s, "make way, move ahead," most likely an alteration of force, but perhaps from forge (n.), via notion of steady hammering at something. Originally nautical, in reference to vessels.
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Example sentences
They forge new combinations almost as neurons form synapses to create new
  thoughts.
In the forge's dust and cinders, in the tissues of the loom.
In the human race, there is no evidence that there is a genetic link, despite
  attempts to forge such a link.
For example what you need to succeed is not the vision to see new and exciting
  things and to forge new paths.
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