forge1 / fôrj/ • v. [tr.] 1. make or shape (a metal object) by heating it in a fire or furnace and beating or hammering it. ∎ fig. create (a relationship or new conditions): the two women forged a close bond the country is forging a bright new future.2. produce a copy or imitation of (a document, signature, banknote, or work or art) for the purpose of deception.• n. a blacksmith's workshop; a smithy. ∎ a furnace or hearth for melting or refining metal. ∎ a workshop or factory containing such a furnace.DERIVATIVES: forge·a·ble adj.forg·er n.forge2 • v. [intr.] move forward gradually or steadily: he forged through the crowded side streets.PHRASAL VERBS: forge ahead move forward or take the lead in a race. ∎ continue or make progress with a course or undertaking: the government is forging ahead with reforms.