(Forge), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Forged (forjd); p. pr. & vb. n. Forging ] [F. forger, OF. forgier, fr.
L. fabricare, fabricari, to form, frame, fashion, from fabrica. See Forge, n., and cf. Fabricate.]
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.] Chaucer.
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,Hudibras.
And forged to cheat such gulls as you.
Forged certificates of his . . . moral character.Macaulay.
Syn. To fabricate; counterfeit; feign; falsify.
(Forge), v. i. [See Forge, v. t., and for sense 2, cf. Forge compel.]
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. Totten.
And off she [a ship] forged without a shock.De Quincey.
(Forge), v. t. (Naut.) To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.
(Forge"man) n.; pl. Forgemen A skilled smith, who has a hammerer to assist him.
(For"ger) n.[Cf. F. forgeur metal worker, L. fabricator artificer. See Forge, n. & v. t., and cf.
Fabricator.] One who forges, makes, of forms; a fabricator; a falsifier.
2. Especially: One guilty of forgery; one who makes or issues a counterfeit document.
(For"ger*y) n.; pl. Forgeries [Cf. F. forgerie.]