NounForgery (plural forgeries)
- The act of forging metal into shape.
- 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; as, the forgery of a bond.
- That which is forged, fabricated, falsely devised or counterfeited.
- (archaic) An invention, creation
Adjectives for Forgery
literary; flimsy; deliberate; audacious.
bad check, bad money, base coin, bogus money, canard, certified copy, cheat, clinquant, coinage, coining, concoction, copy, copying, counterfeit, counterfeit money, counterfeiting, dummy, ectype, emulation, extravaganza, fable, fabrication, fair copy, faithful copy, fake, fakement, fakery, false money, falsification, fiction, figment, following, frame-up, fraud, fraudulence, green goods, hit-off, hoax, icon, image, imitation, impersonation, impostor, imposture, impression, invention, junk, kite, likeness, mimesis, mintage, mirroring, mock, myth, onomatopoeia, parody, paste, pasticcio, pastiche, phony, picture, pinchbeck, plagiarism, plagiary, portrait, put-on, put-up job, queer, repetition, representation, resemblance, rip-off, romance, rubber check, semblance, sham, shoddy, similitude, simulacrum, simulation, stamping, striking, swindle, takeoff, tinsel, whited sepulcher
Recorded since recorded 1574; from the verb to forge, from Middle English, via Anglo-Norman forger from Old French forgier, from Latin fabricari "to frame, construct, fabricate", itself from fabrica 'workshop; construction', from faber 'workman, smith'
- (RP) IPA: /ˈfɔː.dʒər.ɪ/, SAMPA: /"fO:.dZ@r.I/
- (US) IPA: /ˈfɔːr.dʒər.ɪ/, SAMPA: /"fO:r.dZ@r.I/
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