—v.t. 1. to form by heating and hammering; beat into shape.
2. to form or make, esp. by concentrated effort: to forge a friendship through mutual trust. 3. to imitate (handwriting, a signature, etc.) fraudulently; fabricate a forgery.
—v.i. 1. to commit forgery.
2. to work at a forge.
3. (of a horse at a trot) to strike the forefeet with the shoes of the hind feet.
—n. 1. a special fireplace, hearth, or furnace in which metal is heated before shaping.
2. the workshop of a blacksmith; smithy.
Pronunciation: (fôrj, fōrj),[key] —v.i.,forged, forg•ing. 1. to move ahead slowly; progress steadily: to forge through dense underbrush. 2. to move ahead with increased speed and effectiveness (usually fol. by ahead): to forge ahead and finish the work in a burst of energy.