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