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Webster 1913 Edition


Forger

For′ger

,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
forgeur
metal worker, L.
fabricator
artificer. See
Forge
,
Noun.
&
Verb.
T.
, and cf.
Fabricator
.]
One who forges, makes, of forms; a fabricator; a falsifier.
2.
Especially: One guilty of forgery; one who makes or issues a counterfeit document.

Webster 1828 Edition


Forger

FORGER

, n.
1.
One that makes or forms.
2.
One who counterfeits; a falsifier.

Definition 2023


forger

forger

English

Noun

forger (plural forgers)

  1. Person who falsifies documents with intent to defraud, eg, to create a false will.
  2. Person who forges metals.

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Translations


French

Etymology

From Old French forger, forgier, from Latin fabricāre, present active infinitive of fabricō. Doublet of fabriquer.

Pronunciation

Verb

forger

  1. to fashion metal with fire and a hammer, to forge
  2. to forge, falsify
  3. (figuratively) to create, to conceive, to make up
  4. (equestrian) to trot

Conjugation

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written forge- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.


Old French

Etymology

From Latin fabrico.

Verb

forger

  1. Alternative form of forgier

Conjugation

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. In the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. In addition, g becomes j before an a or an o to keep the /dʒ/ sound intact. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.