Forge

Definition of Forge

Pronunciation: fōrj
n.1.A place or establishment where iron or other metals are wrought by heating and hammering; especially, a furnace, or a shop with its furnace, etc., where iron is heated and wrought; a smithy.
In the quick forge and working house of thought.
- Shak.
2.The works where wrought iron is produced directly from the ore, or where iron is rendered malleable by puddling and shingling; a shingling mill.
3.The act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metallic bodies.
In the greater bodies the forge was easy.
- Bacon.
American forge
a forge for the direct production of wrought iron, differing from the old Catalan forge mainly in using finely crushed ore and working continuously.
Catalan forge
(Metal.) See under Catalan.
- Raymond.
Forge cinder
the dross or slag form a forge or bloomary.
Forge rolls
the train of rolls by which a bloom is converted into puddle bars.
Forge wagon
(Mil.) a wagon fitted up for transporting a blackmith's forge and tools.
Portable forge
a light and compact blacksmith's forge, with bellows, etc., that may be moved from place to place.
v. t.1.To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.
[imp. & p. p. Forged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Forging .]
Mars's armor forged for proof eterne.
- Shak.
2.To form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to invent.
Those names that the schools forged, and put into the mouth of scholars, could never get admittance into common use.
- Locke.
Do forge a life-long trouble for ourselves.
- Tennyson.
3.To coin.
4.To make falsely; to produce, as that which is untrue or not genuine; to fabricate; to counterfeit, as, a signature, or a signed document.
That paltry story is untrue,
And forged to cheat such gulls as you.
- Hudibras.
Forged certificates of his . . . moral character.
- Macaulay.
v. i.1.To commit forgery.
2.(Naut.) To move heavily and slowly, as a ship after the sails are furled; to work one's way, as one ship in outsailing another; - used especially in the phrase to forge ahead.
And off she [a ship] forged without a shock.
- De Quincey.
v. t.1.(Naut.) To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.

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