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.
Origin of forget
Related Words for forgottengone, abandoned, lost, omitted, obliterated, lapsed, buried, repressed, suppressed, bygone, past, unremembered
Examples from the Web for forgotten
Contemporary Examples of forgotten
But even though he has been disappeared, Castro is not forgotten.
What often is forgotten—and what Beck could probably stand to remember—is that the massacre was, technically, a firefight.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.
Ana Marie Cox
December 20, 2014
In the 54 years since they departed, Belgika has been forgotten by the outside world.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway
December 18, 2014
The pyramids of Meroe await a day when stability will allow outsiders to peek at a forgotten ancient kingdom.Egypt Ain’t The Only Pyramid Show In Town
December 11, 2014
But because they are not forgotten, they cannot completely be abandoned.The Straight Hero of Cameroon’s Gays
December 10, 2014
Historical Examples of forgotten
In the midst of this generosity, the services of Geta and Milza were not forgotten.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
He tried to recall some forgotten detail of the business that might serve to occupy him.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Some books were in frequent use, but others were not forgotten.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
His name, once the most familiar, was forgotten in the list of American bards.Biographical Sketches
It was not in Vavasor's usual taste: he had forgotten his best manners.Weighed and Wanting
verb -gets, -getting or -got or -gotten or archaic, dialect -got
- to act in an improper manner
- to be unselfish
- to be deep in thought
Word Origin for forget
early 15c., past participle adjective from forget.
Old English forgietan, from for-, used here with negative force, "away, amiss, opposite" + gietan "to grasp" (see get). To "un-get," hence "to lose" from the mind. A common Germanic construction (cf. Old Saxon fargetan, Old Frisian forjeta, Dutch vergeten, Old High German firgezzan, German vergessen "to forget"). The literal sense would be "to lose (one's) grip on," but that is not recorded in any Germanic language. Related: Forgetting; forgot; forgotten.
In addition to the idiom beginning with forget
- forget it
- forget oneself
- forgive and forget