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.


  1. forget

    Forget means to unintentionally or deliberately fail to remember or recall information, an event, or an experience from one's memory. Forgetting can occur due to various factors such as time passing, lack of attention, interference from other memories, or cognitive impairment. It involves the loss or fading of previously acquired knowledge or memory traces, making it difficult or impossible to retrieve or access them. Forgetting is a natural and common occurrence in human cognition, affecting individuals to varying degrees.

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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Forget is ranked #26243 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Forget surname appeared 931 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Forget.

    95.8% or 892 total occurrences were White.
    1.5% or 14 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.5% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.6% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.

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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

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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. Confucius:

    The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.

  2. Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim:

    So if you combine the three of them (Kapoho, Vacationland and Leilani), we're talking about 600 homes, i'm talking about 600 families. Don't forget the farmers, don't forget the ranchers, don't forget all the employees for them.

  3. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

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

  4. Will Durant:

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

  5. Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    There were unfathomable horrors everywhere, they all admonish us to never forget. No, we will never forget. We'll not forget for the sake of the victims, for our own sake, and for the sake of future generations.

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    warn strongly; put on guard
    • A. excogitate
    • B. gloat
    • C. abrade
    • D. monish

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