What does ignore mean?

Definitions for ignore

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ignore, disregard, snub, cut(verb)

    refuse to acknowledge

    "She cut him dead at the meeting"

  2. dismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignore(verb)

    bar from attention or consideration

    "She dismissed his advances"

  3. ignore(verb)

    fail to notice

  4. neglect, ignore, disregard(verb)

    give little or no attention to

    "Disregard the errors"

  5. ignore(verb)

    be ignorant of or in the dark about

Wiktionary

  1. ignore(Verb)

    To deliberately pay no attention to.

  2. ignore(Verb)

    Fail to notice.

  3. Origin: From ignorer, from ignorare, from ignarus, from in + gnarus, from *, noscere; see know.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ignore(verb)

    to be ignorant of or not acquainted with

  2. Ignore(verb)

    to throw out or reject as false or ungrounded; -- said of a bill rejected by a grand jury for want of evidence. See Ignoramus

  3. Ignore(verb)

    hence: To refuse to take notice of; to shut the eyes to; not to recognize; to disregard willfully and causelessly; as, to ignore certain facts; to ignore the presence of an objectionable person

  4. Origin: [L. ignorare; pref. in- not + the root of gnarus knowing, noscere to become acquainted with. See Know, and cf. Narrate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ignore

    ig-nōr′, v.t. wilfully to disregard: to set aside. [Fr.,—L. ignorāre, not to know—in, not, and gno-, root of (g)noscĕre, to know.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ignore' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3970

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ignore' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2832

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ignore' in Verbs Frequency: #288

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignore in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Walter Lippmann:

    Ignore what a man desires and you ignore the very source of his power

  2. Sophocles:

    Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good That lies within their hands, till they have lost it.

  3. John Taylor:

    Uncertainty exists in the real world; you can't ignore it whether you use rules or discretion.

  4. J. Russel Lynes:

    If you can't ignore an insult, top it if you can't top it, laugh it off and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved.

  5. Ben Carson:

    It distorts things enormously when the press picks sides, that allows the side they pick to ignore the Constitution, to ignore the laws.

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