What is forge?

  • (verb): Create by hammering.
    Example: "Forge a pair of tongues"
    Synonyms: hammer
    See also — Additional definitions below

Forge

A forge is a hearth used for heating metals, or the workplace ("smithy") where the hearth is located. The forge is used by the smith to heat a piece of metal to a temperature where it becomes easier to shape, or to the point where work hardening no longer occurs. The metal (known as the "workpiece") is transported to and from the forge using tongs, which are also used to hold the workpiece on the smithy's anvil while the smith works it with a hammer. Finally the workpiece is transported to the slack tub, which rapidly cools the workpiece in a large body of water. The slack tub also provides water to control the fire in the forge.

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Church Of Holmen - History - The Anchor Forge
... In 1562–63, Frederick II of Denmark built an anchor forge for Holmen, which was placed on the other side of the canal ... The actual forge was hidden behind a taller building, called the tower, which was given a handsome front in Italian style facing the castle, and which was ...
Agorregi Forge
... The Agorregi Forge is located within the Pagoeta Nature Reserve, near the town of Aia, in the Basque Province of Gipuzkoa, Spain ... The forge which can be seen today was built in 1754 by the Lord of Laurgain Palace over the ruins of an earlier version ...
Coventryville Historic District - History
... Coventryville's origins lie in the iron forge founded in 1717 by Englishman Samuel Nutt, an early American industrialist and member of Pennsylvania's Assembly in 1723–26 ... home of Coventry, England, Coventry was the first forge in Chester County and was located at the confluence of the north and south branches of French Creek a ... In the early 19th century, Coventry forge was enlarged and re-equipped and much of the present village was constructed ...
Forge, Powys
52.58365°N 3.82699°W / 52.58365 -3.82699 Forge Forge OS grid reference SN763999 Principal area Powys Ceremonial county Powys Country Wales Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town ...
Caleb Alexander (comics) - Adversary
... the stories, the Adversary is a demon who is initially summoned by the X-Men member Forge during the Vietnam War ... While Forge banishes the demon, the Adversary has a foothold on the Earth thanks to Forge's actions ... Years later, Forge's mentor Nazé is killed and his form and memories are stolen by a Dire Wraith, an alien parasite ...

More definitions of "forge":

  • (noun): Furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping.
  • (verb): Make out of components (often in an improvising manner).
    Synonyms: fashion
  • (verb): Move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy.
    Synonyms: spurt, spirt
  • (verb): Move ahead steadily.
    Example: "He forged ahead"
  • (verb): Make a copy of with the intent to deceive.
    Synonyms: fake, counterfeit
  • (noun): A workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering.
    Synonyms: smithy

Famous quotes containing the word forge:

    Even in my own writings I cannot always recover the meaning of my former ideas; I know not what I meant to say, and often get into a regular heat, correcting and putting a new sense into it, having lost the first and better one. I do nothing but come and go. My judgement does not always forge straight ahead; it strays and wanders.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    ... patriarchy creates megapatterns that affect us all—even as we forge different individual choices within them—just as do the megapatterns of nationalism or racism.
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934)

    The childless experts on child raising also bring tears of laughter to my eyes when they say, “I love children because they’re so honest.” There is not an agent in the CIA or the KGB who knows how to conceal the theft of food, how to fake being asleep, or how to forge a parent’s signature like a child.
    Bill Cosby (20th century)