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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 act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metalic bodies.
  3. The works where wrought iron is produced directly from the ore, or where iron is rendered malleable by puddling and shingling; a shingling mill.
  4. To coin.
  5. To commit forgery.
  6. To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.
  7. To form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to invent.
  8. To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.
  9. To make falsely; to produce, as that which is untrue or not genuine; to fabricate; to counterfeit, as, a signature, or a signed document.
  10. 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.

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