What does Forget mean?

Definitions for Forget

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forget, buryverb

    dismiss from the mind; stop remembering

    "I tried to bury these unpleasant memories"

  2. forget, block, blank out, draw a blankverb

    be unable to remember

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

  3. forgetverb

    forget to do something

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

  4. forget, leaveverb

    leave behind unintentionally

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


  1. forgetverb

    To lose remembrance of.

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

  2. forgetverb

    To unintentionally not do, neglect.

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

  3. forgetverb

    To cease remembering.

    Let's just forget about it.

  4. forgetverb

    fuck, screw .

    Forget you!

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To FORGETverb

    preter. forgot; part. forgotten, or forgot.

    Etymology: forgytan , Saxon; vergeten, Dutch.

    That is not forgot
    Which ne’er I did remember; to my knowledge,
    I never in my life did look on him. William Shakespeare, Richard II.

    When I am forgotten, as I shall be,
    And sleep in dull cold marble, where no mention
    Of me must more be heard. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    Oh, my oblivion is a very Anthony,
    And I am all forgotten. William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra.

    Forget not thy friend in thy mind, and be not unmindful of him in thy riches. Ecclus. xxxvii. 6.

    No sooner was our deliverance compleated, but we forgot our danger and our duty. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    Alive, ridiculous; and dead, forgot. Alexander Pope.

    Can a woman forget her sucking child? Yea, they may forget; yet will I not forget thee. Isa. xlix. 5.

    The mass of mean forgotten things. Anon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forgetverb

    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. Forgetverb

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

  3. Etymology: [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.]

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  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

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  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

Examples of Forget in a Sentence

  1. Zoya Hasan:

    Uttar Pradesh is very important for the The BJP, not just because of Uttar Pradesh sheer size, but because Uttar Pradesh is Uttar Pradesh, let Uttar Pradesh not forget that the three most important Hindu shrines are located here. Yogi( Yogi Adityanath) is trying his best to promote Hindu and Muslim polarization.

  2. Amanda Madden:

    With the things you can't remember there's usually a reason you let yourself forget.

  3. Prince Phillip:

    The best thing to do with a degree is to forget it. (at the University of Salford)

  4. Samuel Pepys:

    The truth is, I do indulge myself a little the more in pleasure, knowing that this is the proper age of my life to do it; and, out of my observation that most men that do thrive in the world do forget to take pleasure during the time that they are getting their estate, but reserve that till they have got one, and then it is too late for them to enjoy it.

  5. Patrick Henry:

    Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters should be a nation of freemen. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.

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