- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɔːd͡ʒ/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /fɔɹd͡ʒ/
- (rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /fo(ː)ɹd͡ʒ/
- (non-rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /foəd͡ʒ/
- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)dʒ
From Middle English forge, from Old French forge, early Old French faverge, from Latin fabrica (“workshop”), from faber (“workman in hard materials, smith”) (genitive fabri). Cognate with Franco-Provençal favèrge.
forge (plural forges)
- Furnace or hearth where metals are heated prior to hammering them into shape.
- Workshop in which metals are shaped by heating and hammering them.
- The act of beating or working iron or steel.
- (metallurgy) To shape a metal by heating and hammering.
- On Mars's armor forged for proof eterne
- 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter II, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175:
- Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. […]. Ikey the blacksmith had forged us a spearhead after a sketch from a picture of a Greek warrior; and a rake-handle served as a shaft.
- To form or create with concerted effort.
- The politician's recent actions are an effort to forge a relationship with undecided voters.
- ?, Alfred Tennyson, Geraint and Enid
- […] do forge a life-long trouble for ourselves.
- 2019 May 8, Jon Bailes, “Save yourself! The video games casting us as helpless children”, in The Guardian:
- In The Last Guardian, a kidnapped boy forges an uneasy relationship with a frightening beast in order to survive.
- To create a forgery of; to make a counterfeit item of; to copy or imitate unlawfully.
- He had to forge his ex-wife's signature. The jury learned the documents had been forged.
- To make falsely; to produce, as that which is untrue or not genuine; to fabricate.
- (often as forge ahead) To move forward heavily and slowly (originally as a ship); to advance gradually but steadily; to proceed towards a goal in the face of resistance or difficulty.
- The party of explorers forged through the thick underbrush.
- We decided to forge ahead with our plans even though our biggest underwriter backed out.
- 1849, Thomas De Quincey, Dream-Fugue (published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine)
- And off she [a ship] forged without a shock.
- (sometimes as forge ahead) To advance, move or act with an abrupt increase in speed or energy.
- With seconds left in the race, the runner forged into first place.
forge f (plural forges)
- → Catalan: forja
- → Franco-Provençal: fôrge
- → Galician: forxa
- → Italian: forgia
- → Portuguese: forja
- → Romanian: forjă
- → Spanish: forja
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- “forge” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- forge (workshop)
- Alternative form of
- forge (workshop)