What does forget mean?

Definitions for forget
fərˈgɛtfor·get

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.

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

  2. forget(Verb)

    To unintentionally not do, neglect.

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

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

  3. forget(Verb)

    To cease remembering.

    Let's just forget about it.

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

  4. forget(Verb)

    fuck, screw .

    Forget you!

    Etymology: 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

    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.]

  2. Forget(verb)

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

    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.]

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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How to say forget in sign language?

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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

Examples of forget in a Sentence

  1. RVM:

    Life is your biggest Treasure. Enjoy it. If you forget to, it will soon be gone, never to return.-RVM #Inspiration #Stayinspired

  2. Dan Simmons:

    An artist on Esperance had once said to me, "Having sex or a domestic quarrel with the house monitors on is like undressing in front of a dog or cat ... it gives you pause the first time, and then you forget about it.

  3. Kim Jong:

    We should be hopeful and encouraged by the events in Panmunjom( inside the DMZ), but we also need to keep a clear-eyed view of the nature of the Kim Jong family regime, and the history of its aggression, threats and provocations, stated claim to unify the peninsula under the North's control, and the documented human rights atrocities that are being committed against some 25 million Koreans living in the North, can a one-day event change the nature of the brutal Kim Jong family regime that has existed for some seven decades ? We should never forget the people living in severe oppression in the north while we admire the charm offensive conducted by Kim Jong Un.

  4. Bruce Boudreau:

    Let's not forget that we haven't held the lead for more than 10 minutes all series, and we're up 3-0, this could very easily be the other way, and then you guys would be saying, 'I told you that Anaheim team wasn't that good.'.

  5. Aldous Huxley:

    The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.

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