forgery Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “forgery” in the English Dictionary

"forgery" in British English

See all translations

forgerynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈfɔː.dʒər.i/  us   /ˈfɔːr.dʒɚ.i/
C2 an ​illegalcopy of a ​document, ​painting, etc. or the ​crime of making such ​illegalcopies: These ​banknotes are forgeries. He ​increased his ​income by forgery.
(Definition of forgery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"forgery" in American English

See all translations

forgerynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈfɔr·dʒə·ri, ˈfoʊr-/
an ​illegalcopy of a ​document, ​painting, etc., or the ​crime of making such ​copies: [C] These twenty-dollar ​bills are forgeries. [U] He was ​convicted of forgery.
(Definition of forgery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"forgery" in Business English

See all translations

forgerynoun

uk   us   /ˈfɔːdʒəri/ LAW
[C] (plural forgeries) a ​copy of a ​document, ​signature, painting, etc. that has been made ​illegally in ​order to ​deceive someone: As ​recommended, he called the ​bank to ​confirm that the ​bankers' ​draft was not a forgery.
Compare
[U] the ​crime of ​illegallycopying something in ​order to ​deceive someone: He is facing ​charges of ​grandtheft by ​embezzlement and forgery.
(Definition of forgery from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of forgery?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

SMART Thesaurus: Forgery

“forgery”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More