[ verb ] make a copy of with the intent to deceive
"he faked the signature" "they counterfeited dollar bills" She forged a Green Card"
Used in print(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)
On Election_Day - November 4 - he energetically marshalled his force of bludgeon men , bribers , and experts in forging repeat votes .
[ verb ] come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
"excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
Used in print(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)
When Prokofieff forged his new clarity of `` lucid , straightforward music , so difficult to compose '' , he shaped his talents to his purpose .
[ noun ] furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
[ verb ] make something, usually for a specific function
"She molded the riceballs carefully" "Form cylinders from the dough" "shape a figure" "Work the metal into a sword"
[ verb ] move ahead steadily
"He forged ahead"