forgery
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈfɔː.dʒəɹ.ɪ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈfɔːɹ.dʒəɹ.ɪ/
Noun

forgery

  1. The act of forging metal into shape.
    the forgery of horseshoes
  2. The act of forging, fabricating, or producing falsely; especially the crime of fraudulently making or altering a writing or signature purporting to be made by another, the false making or material alteration of or addition to a written instrument for the purpose of deceit and fraud.
    the forgery of a bond
    • 1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 16832619 ↗:
      Such a scandal as the prosecution of a brother for forgery—with a verdict of guilty—is a most truly horrible, deplorable, fatal thing. It takes the respectability out of a family perhaps at a critical moment, when the family is just assuming the robes of respectability: […] it is a black spot which all the soaps ever advertised could never wash off.
  3. That which is forged, fabricated, falsely devised or counterfeited.
  4. (archaic) An invention, creation.
Synonyms Translations
  • German: Schmieden
  • Portuguese: forjamento, forjadura
  • Russian: ко́вка
  • Spanish: forjadura
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