Forge Forge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Forged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forging}.] [F. forger, OF. forgier, fr. L. fabricare, fabricari, to form, frame, fashion, from fabrica. See {Forge}, n., and cf. {Fabricate}.] 1. To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal. [1913 Webster]

Mars's armor forged for proof eterne. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to invent. [1913 Webster]

Those names that the schools forged, and put into the mouth of scholars, could never get admittance into common use. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

Do forge a life-long trouble for ourselves. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. To coin. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

That paltry story is untrue, And forged to cheat such gulls as you. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

Forged certificates of his . . . moral character. --Macaulay.

Syn: To fabricate; counterfeit; feign; falsify. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • forged — (f[=o]rjd), adj. 1. Not genuine; counterfeit; used mostly of signatures and documents. See {forge}, v. t., 4. Syn: bad. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. shaped by strong pressure in a press, or by heatng and hammering; of metal objects. Note: Also used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • forged — forge forge [fɔːdʒ ǁ fɔːrdʒ] verb [transitive] 1. LAW to produce a document or money that is not Genuine (= real), or to sign something with a false name: • They had forged some company documents and set up phoney …   Financial and business terms

  • forged — 1. adjective /fɔːdʒd/ a) fake (as documents) Forged identification documents were used to enter the building. b) Fabricated by forging or at a forge, by working hot metal The blacksmith made an expertly forged horseshoe by beating the red hot… …   Wiktionary

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  • forged — adjective reproduced fraudulently like a bad penny... a forged twenty dollar bill • Syn: ↑bad • Similar to: ↑counterfeit, ↑imitative …   Useful english dictionary

  • forged — Synonyms and related words: assembled, built, cast, concocted, constructed, cooked up, counterfeit, crafted, created, custom, custom built, custom made, ersatz, extracted, fabricated, fabulous, fake, fancied, fantasied, fantastic, fashioned,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • forged — adj. counterfeit, false; formed through heating and hammering (about metal); shaped, formed fÉ”rdÊ’ /fɔːdÊ’ n. smithy, blacksmith s shop; fireplace where metal is heated before being shaped v. strengthen; hammer into shape, fashion by heating… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • forged — adjective Syn: fake, false, counterfeit, imitation, copied, pirate, bogus; informal phoney, dud Ant: genuine …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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