forgotten

[ fer-got-n ]
/ fərˈgɒt n /

verb

a past participle of forget.
Related formshalf-for·got·ten, adjectivequa·si-for·got·ten, adjectiveun·for·got·ten, adjectivewell-for·got·ten, adjective

Definition for forgotten (2 of 2)

forget

[ fer-get ]
/ fərˈgɛt /

verb (used with object), for·got or (Archaic) for·gat; for·got·ten or for·got; for·get·ting.

verb (used without object), for·got or (Archaic) for·gat; for·got·ten or for·got; for·get·ting.

to cease or omit to think of something.

Origin of forget

before 900; for- + get; replacing Middle English foryeten, Old English forg(i)etan; cognate with Old Saxon fargetan, Old High German firgezzan
Related formsfor·get·ta·ble, adjectivefor·get·ter, nounun·for·get·ting, adjective

Usage note

Both forgot and forgotten are used as the past participle of forget : Many have already forgot (or forgotten ) the hard times of the Depression. Only forgotten is used attributively: half-forgotten memories.
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British Dictionary definitions for forgotten (1 of 2)

forgotten

/ (fəˈɡɒtən) /

verb

a past participle of forget

British Dictionary definitions for forgotten (2 of 2)

forget

/ (fəˈɡɛt) /

verb -gets, -getting or -got or -gotten or archaic, dialect -got

Derived Formsforgettable, adjectiveforgetter, noun

Word Origin for forget

Old English forgietan; related to Old Frisian forgeta, Old Saxon fargetan, Old High German firgezzan
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Idioms and Phrases with forgotten

forget


In addition to the idiom beginning with forget

  • forget it
  • forget oneself

also see:

  • forgive and forget
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