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Definition of Forge


  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.
  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 metalic bodies.
  4. To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.
  5. To form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to invent.
  6. To coin.
  7. To make falsely; to produce, as that which is untrue or not genuine; to fabricate; to counterfeit, as, a signature, or a signed document.
  8. To commit forgery.
  9. 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.
  10. To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.

Forge Quotations

Well, I think that part of being young is not exactly knowing why you do some of the things that you do. And it's by exploring your life or experimenting or making mistakes and learning from them hopefully that you start to forge an identity.
Stephen Chbosky

I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will.
Clint Eastwood

From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge, to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, our soldiers have courageously answered when called, gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor.
Solomon Ortiz

Difficult times disrupt your conventional ways of thinking and push you to forge better habits of thought, performance and being.
Robin S. Sharma

North Carolina is strong because our people are strong. They define our state - by their hard work, commitment to their families and neighbors, their willingness to sacrifice so that their children can have a chance to forge their own path.
Kay Hagan
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Forge Translations

forge in Dutch is smeden
forge in Finnish is takoa
forge in French is forgez, forge, forgent, forgeons, modelage, forger
forge in Italian is falsare, formare, forgiare, inventare
forge in Latin is suppono subpono
forge in Portuguese is forja
forge in Spanish is falisficar, forjar, inventar, amoldar, forja
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