1. A furnace or hearth where metals are heated or wrought; a smithy.

2. A workshop where pig iron is transformed into wrought iron.

1a. To form (metal, for example) by heating in a forge and beating or hammering into shape.

1b. To form (metal) by a mechanical or hydraulic press.

2. To give form or shape to, especially by means of careful effort.

3. To fashion or reproduce for fraudulent purposes; counterfeit.



1. Plural of life.


1. To be alive; exist.

2. To continue to be alive.

3. To support oneself; subsist.

4. To reside; dwell.

5. To conduct one's life in a particular manner.

6. To pursue a positive, satisfying existence; enjoy life.

7. To remain in human memory.

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