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
Examples from the Web for 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|DAILY BEAST
In the 54 years since they departed, Belgika has been forgotten by the outside world.
The pyramids of Meroe await a day when stability will allow outsiders to peek at a forgotten ancient kingdom.
But because they are not forgotten, they cannot completely be abandoned.
What if Uncle Josiah had forgotten his engagement, and was 332 not home?Captain Pott's Minister|Francis L. Cooper
And with this double collapse had come a strange irresistible resurgence of early feelings and forgotten superstitions.Ghetto Tragedies|Israel Zangwill
One day when Miss Husted came for her rent, he hesitated before he paid her; he had forgotten it was rent day and was unprepared.The Music Master|Charles Klein
His class room will never be forgotten by those who delighted to go to it, and regretted to leave it.The History of Dartmouth College|Baxter Perry Smith
“You haven't been there in almost six months, and perhaps you have forgotten where it is,” said Don, with a laugh.The Boy Trapper|Harry Castlemon
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