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  Definition of forge
  1. a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
  2. furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
  3. come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
  4. make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
  5. make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
  6. make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
  7. create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"
  8. move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
  9. move ahead steadily; "He forged ahead"
Similar Words: smithy, invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, fake, counterfeit, fashion, shape, form, work, mold, mould, hammer, spurt, spirt

 

Hyponyms: tie, craft, sew, tailor, tailor-make, carve, swage, upset, chip, machine, stamp, puddle, beat, preform, mound, hill, roughcast, reshape, remold, sinter, cast, mold, mould, throw, handbuild, hand-build, coil, sculpt, sculpture, model, foliate, dropforge

 

Grouped Verbs: work, work on, process, hammer

 

Derivational Morphology: hammer, formula, conceptualization, conceptualisation, formulation, invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design, excogitator, planner, contriver, deviser, devising, fashioning, making, devisal, contrivance, inventor, discoverer, artificer, forger, counterfeiter, imitation, counterfeit, forgery, imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player, postiche, fakery, cast, mold, stamp, form, formation, constitution, establishment, organization, organisation, shaping, shape, maker, shaper, smithy, forging

 

Anagrams: gofer

 

 
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