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English noun: forge

1. forge (artifact) furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping

Broader (hypernym)furnace

2. forge (artifact) a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering


Broader (hypernym)work, workplace

Part holonymanvil, drop forge, drop hammer, drop press

English verb: forge

1. forge (creation) create by hammering

SamplesHammer the silver into a bowl.
Forge a pair of tongues.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)beat

Narrower (hyponym)dropforge, foliate

Verb grouphammer

2. forge (creation) make a copy of with the intent to deceive

SamplesHe faked the signature.
They counterfeited dollar bills.
She forged a Green Card.

Synonymscounterfeit, fake

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)re-create

3. forge (creation) come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort

SamplesExcogitate a way to measure the speed of light.

Synonymscontrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, invent

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally

4. forge (motion) move ahead steadily

SamplesHe forged ahead.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress

5. forge (motion) move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy

Synonymsspirt, spurt

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

6. forge (creation) make something, usually for a specific function

SamplesShe molded the rice balls carefully.
Form cylinders from the dough.
Shape a figure.
Work the metal into a sword.

Synonymsform, mold, mould, shape, work

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)create from raw material, create from raw stuff

Narrower (hyponym)beat, carve, cast, chip, coil, cut out, grind, hand-build, handbuild, hill, layer, machine, model, mold, mold, mould, mould, mound, preform, preform, puddle, remold, reshape, roughcast, sculpt, sculpture, sinter, stamp, swage, throw, upset

Verb groupprocess, work, work on

7. forge (creation) make out of components (often in an improvising manner)

SamplesShe fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)make

Narrower (hyponym)craft, sew, tailor, tailor-make, tie

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