Meaning of forge

forge

Pronunciation: (fôrj, fōrj), [key]
— v., n. forged, forg•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to form by heating and hammering; beat into shape.
  2. to form or make, esp. by concentrated effort: to forge a friendship through mutual trust.
  3. to imitate (handwriting, a signature, etc.) fraudulently; fabricate a forgery.
—v.i.
  1. to commit forgery.
  2. to work at a forge.
  3. (of a horse at a trot) to strike the forefeet with the shoes of the hind feet.
—n.
  1. a special fireplace, hearth, or furnace in which metal is heated before shaping.
  2. the workshop of a blacksmith; smithy.

forge

Pronunciation: (fôrj, fōrj), [key]
— forged, forg•ing.
  1. to move ahead slowly; progress steadily: to forge through dense underbrush.
  2. to move ahead with increased speed and effectiveness (usually fol. by ahead): to forge ahead and finish the work in a burst of energy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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