Forging



[fawr-jing, fohr-] /ˈfɔr dʒɪŋ, ˈfoʊr-/

noun
1.
an act or instance of forging.
2.
something forged; a piece of forged work in metal.
[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 .
verb (used without object), forged, forging.
4.
to commit .
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.
[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.
/ˈfɔːdʒɪŋ/
noun
1.
the process of producing a metal component by hammering
2.
the act of a forger
3.
a metal component produced by this process
4.
the collision of a horse’s hind shoe and fore shoe
/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
/fɔːdʒ/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to move at a steady and persevering pace
2.
to increase speed; spurt
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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