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Definition 1: a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for forge in the sense of this definition

(forge is a kind of ...) a place where work is done

"he arrived at work early today"

(forge is a part of ...) a heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammering

(forge is a part of ...) device for making large forgings

Definition 2: furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping - [noun denoting artifact]

(forge is a kind of ...) an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.

Definition 3: create by hammering - [verb of creation]

Samples where forge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hammer the silver into a bowl
  • forge a pair of tongues

Synonyms for forge in the sense of this definition

(forge is a kind of ...) shape by beating

"beat swords into ploughshares"

(... is a kind of forge ) hammer into thin flat foils

"foliate metal"

(... is a kind of forge ) forge with a dropforge

"drop-force the metal"

(forge has a similar meaning as ...) beat with or as if with a hammer

"hammer the metal flat"

Definition 4: make a copy of with the intent to deceive - [verb of creation]

Samples where forge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he faked the signature
  • they counterfeited dollar bills
  • She forged a Green Card

Synonyms for forge in the sense of this definition

(forge is a kind of ...) create anew

"Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"

Definition 5: make out of components (often in an improvising manner) - [verb of creation]

Samples where forge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks

Synonyms for forge in the sense of this definition

(forge is a kind of ...) make by shaping or bringing together constituents

"make a dress" "make a cake" "make a wall of stones"

(... is a kind of forge ) make by tying pieces together

"The fishermen tied their flies"

(... is a kind of forge ) make by hand and with much skill

"The artisan crafted a complicated tool"

(... is a kind of forge ) create (clothes) with cloth

"Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"

Definition 6: make something, usually for a specific function - [verb of creation]

Samples where forge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She molded the rice balls carefully
  • Form cylinders from the dough
  • shape a figure
  • Work the metal into a sword

Synonyms for forge in the sense of this definition

(forge is a kind of ...) make from scratch

(... is a kind of forge ) form by carving

"Carve a flower from the ice"

(... is a kind of forge ) form into a rounded elevation

"mound earth"

(... is a kind of forge ) form into a hill

(... is a kind of forge ) shape roughly

(... is a kind of forge ) shape again or shape differently

(... is a kind of forge ) cause (ores or powdery metals) to become a coherent mass by heating without melting

(... is a kind of forge ) form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold

"cast a bronze sculpture"

(... is a kind of forge ) make on a potter's wheel

"she threw a beautiful teapot"

(... is a kind of forge ) make without a potter's wheel

"This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"

(... is a kind of forge ) create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material

"sculpt a swan out of a block of ice"

(... is a kind of forge ) form into a shape resembling the final, desired one

(... is a kind of forge ) form or shape beforehand or determine the shape of beforehand

(... is a kind of forge ) form metals with a swage

(... is a kind of forge ) form by chipping

"They chipped their names in the stone"

(... is a kind of forge ) make or form a layer

"layer the different colored sands"

(... is a kind of forge ) form and create by cutting out

"Picasso cut out a guitar from a piece of paper"

(... is a kind of forge ) turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery

(... is a kind of forge ) shape or form by grinding

"grind lenses for glasses and cameras"

(... is a kind of forge ) form or cut out with a mold, form, or die

"stamp needles"

(... is a kind of forge ) subject to puddling or form by puddling

"puddle iron"

(... is a kind of forge ) shape by beating

"beat swords into ploughshares"

(... is a kind of forge ) form in clay, wax, etc

"model a head with clay"

(forge has a similar meaning as ...) shape, form, or improve a material

"work stone into tools" "process iron" "work the metal"

Definition 7: come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort - [verb of creation]

Samples where forge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • excogitate a way to measure the speed of light

Synonyms for forge in the sense of this definition

(forge is a kind of ...) create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands

Definition 8: move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for forge in the sense of this definition

(forge is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 9: move ahead steadily - [verb of motion]

Samples where forge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He forged ahead

(forge is a kind of ...) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

"Time marches on"

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