What is forge?

  • (noun): A workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering.
    Synonyms: smithy
    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
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 erected by Peter de Dunckers ...
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 ...
Caleb Alexander (comics) - Adversary
... the context of 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 ...
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 MACHYNLLETH ...
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 ... for his native 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 ... In the early 19th century, Coventry forge was enlarged and re-equipped and much of the present village was constructed ...

More definitions of "forge":

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

Famous quotes containing the word forge:

    ... 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)

    We forge gradually our greatest instrument for understanding the world—introspection. We discover that humanity may resemble us very considerably—that the best way of knowing the inwardness of our neighbors is to know ourselves.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)

    None can re-enter there—
    No thief so politic,
    No Satan with a royal trick
    Steal in by window, chink, or hole,
    To bind or unbind, add what lacked,
    Insert a leaf, or forge a name,
    New-face or finish what is packed,
    Alter or mend eternal fact.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)