Definition for FORGE

FORGE, n. [Fr. forge; Sp. Port. forja; probably from L. ferrum, iron; It. ferriera, a forge; Port. ferragem, ironwork.]

  1. A furnace in which iron or other metal is heated and hammered into form. A larger forge is called with us ironworks. Smaller forges, consisting of a bellows so placed as to cast a stream of air upon ignited coals, are of various forms and uses. Armies have traveling forges for repairing gun-carriages, &c.
  2. Any place where any thing is made or shaped. Hooker.
  3. The act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metalline bodies. In the greater bodies the forge was easy. Bacon.

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