Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun forge

2 senses of forge

Sense 1
forge -- (furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping)
       => furnace -- (an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.)

Sense 2
forge, smithy -- (a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering)
       => workplace, work -- (a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb forge

7 senses of forge

Sense 1
forge, hammer -- (create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues")
       => beat -- (shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares")

Sense 2
forge, fake, counterfeit -- (make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card")
       => re-create -- (create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale")

Sense 3
invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge -- (come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light")
       => create by mental act, create mentally -- (create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands)

Sense 4
forge -- (move ahead steadily; "He forged ahead")
       => advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on -- (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on")

Sense 5
forge, spurt, spirt -- (move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy)
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (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")

Sense 6
shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge -- (make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword")
       => create from raw material, create from raw stuff -- (make from scratch)

Sense 7
fashion, forge -- (make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks")
       => make -- (make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones")

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