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forge1

[fawrj, fohrj] /fɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ/
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
1250-1300; Middle English forgen < Old French forgier < Latin fabricāre to fabricate; see fabric
Related forms
forgeable, adjective
forger, noun
reforgeable, adjective
unforgeable, adjective
Synonyms
2. shape, fabricate, manufacture, fashion, mold.

forge2

[fawrj, fohrj] /fɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ/
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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  • 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.
  • He was ahead of his time, actively working to forge harmony between mankind and nature.
  • Along with exhibits on forge history in the old blast furnace, an interpretive path guides you around the site.
  • But future surface-mining and deep-mining operations on the mountain may hinder the towns' efforts to forge a new economic future.
  • At such times, boosting news may seem the cheapest way to forge ahead.
British Dictionary definitions for forge

forge1

/fɔːdʒ/
noun
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
verb
4.
(transitive) to shape (metal) by heating and hammering
5.
(transitive) to form, shape, make, or fashion (objects, articles, etc)
6.
(transitive) 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
Derived Forms
forgeable, adjective
forger, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French forgier to construct, from Latin fabricāre, from faber craftsman

forge2

/fɔːdʒ/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to move at a steady and persevering pace
2.
to increase speed; spurt
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for forge
n.

late 14c., "a smithy," from Old French forge (12c.) "forge, smithy," earlier faverge, from Latin fabrica "workshop," from faber (genitive fabri) "workman in hard materials, smith" (see fabric). As the heating apparatus itself, from late 15c.

v.

c.1300, "to make, shape, create," from Old French forgier, from Latin fabricari "to frame, construct, build," from fabrica "workshop" (see forge (n.)). Meaning "to counterfeit" is early 14c. Related: Forged; forging.

1610s, "make way, move ahead," of unknown origin, perhaps an alteration of force (v.), but perhaps rather from forge (n.), via notion of steady hammering at something. Originally nautical, in reference to vessels.

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