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forge

noun

1 forge

Furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping.

Roget 386: furnace, stove, kiln, oven; cracker; hearth, focus, combustion chamber; athanor, hypocaust, reverberatory; volcano; forge, fiery furnace; ... show more

Roget 691: workshop, workhouse, workplace, shop, place of business; manufactory, mill, plant, works, factory; cabinet, studio; office, branch office bureau, ... show more

Dutch: smidsvuur, smeltoven



2 forge

A workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering.

synonym: smithy.

Dutch: hoefsmederij, smederij, smelterij, smidse
Polish: ku┼║nia

verb

1 forge

Create by hammering:
— Forge a pair of tongues.

synonym: hammer.

Dutch: smeden

2 forge

Make a copy of with the intent to deceive:
— She forged a Green Card.

synonyms: counterfeit, fake.

Dutch: faken, falsificeren, vervalsen

3 forge

Come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort.

synonyms: contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, invent.

Roget 161: produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture; weave, ... show more

Dutch: uitdenken

4 forge

Move ahead steadily.

5 forge

Move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy.

synonyms: spirt, spurt.

6 forge

Make something, usually for a specific function.

synonyms: form, mold, mould, shape, work.

7 forge

Make out of components (often in an improvising manner).

synonym: fashion.


Moby thesaurus: act like, affect, assume, beat, blacksmith shop, block out, bloomery, borrow, build, carve, cast, chisel, chorus, coin, concoct, construct, cook up, copy, counterfeit, create ... show more.

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