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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


Synonymssmithy


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.


Synonymshammer


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.


Synonymsfashion


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)make


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









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