forge /ˈforʤ, ˈfɔrʤ/
forge /ˈfo(ə)rʤ, ˈfɔ(ə)rʤ/ 不及物動詞
Forge, v. t. Naut. To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.
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.
In the quick forge and working house of thought. --Shak.
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 metallic bodies. [Obs.]
In the greater bodies the forge was easy. --Bacon.
American forge, a forge for the direct production of wrought iron, differing from the old Catalan forge mainly in using finely crushed ore and working continuously. --Raymond.
Catalan forge. Metal. See under Catalan.
Forge cinder, the dross or slag form a forge or bloomary.
Forge rolls, Forge train, the train of rolls by which a bloom is converted into puddle bars.
Forge wagon Mil., a wagon fitted up for transporting a blackmith's forge and tools.
Portable forge, a light and compact blacksmith's forge, with bellows, etc., that may be moved from place to place.
Forge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Forged p. pr. & vb. n. Forging ]
1. To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.
Mars's armor forged for proof eterne. --Shak.
2. To form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to invent.
Those names that the schools forged, and put into the mouth of scholars, could never get admittance into common use. --Locke.
Do forge a life-long trouble for ourselves. --Tennyson.
3. To coin. [Obs.]
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.
That paltry story is untrue,
And forged to cheat such gulls as you. --Hudibras.
Forged certificates of his . . . moral character. --Macaulay.
Syn: -- To fabricate; counterfeit; feign; falsify.
Forge, v. i.
1. To commit forgery.
2. Naut. 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.
And off she [a ship] forged without a shock. --De Quincey.
n 1: furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated
2: a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
v 1: create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge
a pair of tongues" [syn: hammer]
2: make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the
signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged
a Green Card" [syn: fake, counterfeit]
3: come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or
priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to
measure the speed of light" [syn: invent, contrive, devise,
4: move ahead steadily; "He forged ahead"
5: move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy [syn:
6: make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded
the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough";
"shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword" [syn: shape,
form, work, mold, mould]
7: make out of components (often in an improvising manner);
"She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"