What does forget mean?

Definitions for forgetfərˈgɛt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word forget.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forget, bury(verb)

    dismiss from the mind; stop remembering

    "I tried to bury these unpleasant memories"

  2. forget, block, blank out, draw a blank(verb)

    be unable to remember

    "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!"

  3. forget(verb)

    forget to do something

    "Don't forget to call the chairman of the board to the meeting!"

  4. forget, leave(verb)

    leave behind unintentionally

    "I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"

Wiktionary

  1. forget(Verb)

    To lose remembrance of.

    I have forgotten most of the things I learned in school.

  2. forget(Verb)

    To unintentionally not do, neglect.

    I forgot to buy flowers for my wife at our 14th wedding anniversary.

  3. forget(Verb)

    To cease remembering.

    Let's just forget about it.

  4. forget(Verb)

    fuck, screw .

    Forget you!

  5. Origin: From forgeten, forgiten, forȝeten, forȝiten, from forgietan, from fragetanan, equivalent to . Cognate with forget, forȝet, ferjitte, forjitte, vergeten, vergessen, förgäta.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forget(verb)

    to lose the remembrance of; to let go from the memory; to cease to have in mind; not to think of; also, to lose the power of; to cease from doing

  2. Forget(verb)

    to treat with inattention or disregard; to slight; to neglect

  3. Origin: [OE. forgeten, foryeten, AS. forgietan, forgitan; pref. for- + gietan, gitan (only in comp.), to get; cf. D. vergeten, G. vergessen, Sw. frgta, Dan. forgiette. See For-, and Get, v. t.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forget

    for-get′, v.t. to lose or put away from the memory: to neglect:—pr.p. forget′ting; pa.t. forgot′; pa.p. forgot′, forgot′ten.adjs. Forget′able, Forget′table; Forget′ful, apt to forget: inattentive.—adv. Forget′fully.—ns. Forget′fulness; Forget′-me-not, a small herb (Myosotis palustris) with beautiful blue flowers, regarded as the emblem of friendship: a keepsake [a word adapted by Coleridge from the German Vergissmeinnicht]; Forget′ter, one who fails to bear in mind: a heedless person.—adv. Forget′tingly.—Forget one's self, to lose one's self-control or dignity, to descend to words and deeds unworthy of one's self. [A.S. forgietan—pfx. for-, away, gitan, to get.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forget' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2016

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forget' in Written Corpus Frequency: #708

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forget' in Verbs Frequency: #178

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forget in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forget in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    Forget it, forget it, forget it. I don't play for seconds.

  2. Will Durant:

    Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it.

  3. Thomas Szasz:

    The stupid neither forgive nor forget the naive forgive and forget the wise forgive but do not forget.

  4. Rear Admiral John Kirby:

    Let's not forget in whose hands this woman died. And let's not forget who's ultimately responsible for it: ISIL.

  5. George Burns:

    First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down.

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