What does forget mean?

Definitions for forget
fərˈgɛtfor·get

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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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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. J. K. Rowling:

    It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

  2. Director Steven Spielberg:

    The only reason I say it is dangerous is because it gives the viewer a lot of latitude not to take direction from the storytellers but make their own choices of where to look, i just hope it doesn't forget the story when it starts enveloping us in a world that we can see all around us and make our own choices of what to look at.

  3. Henry David Thoreau:

    It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.

  4. Tony Robbins:

    For me, what I found is if you, you know, it's kind of like when you're going through hell, keep going. It's the only solution. When you get to the other side, you figure out, number one, that you're ten times stronger than you thought you were. And you don't forget that because you experience it. It's not intellectual. Secondly, you find out who your real friends and family are because, in tough times, no one else sticks around. There was grace in that because it made me so much stronger or made me care so much more.

  5. Karuna Nundy:

    Let's not forget that the government of India is the largest litigant before the courts.

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