forget

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v forget be unable to remember "I'm drawing a blank","You are blocking the name of your first wife!"
    • v forget dismiss from the mind; stop remembering "I tried to bury these unpleasant memories"
    • v forget leave behind unintentionally "I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant","I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"
    • v forget forget to do something "Don't forget to call the chairman of the board to the meeting!"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1st time the "f-word" was spoken in a movie was by Marianne Faithfull in the 1968 film, "I'll Never Forget Whatshisname." In Brian De Palma's 1984 movie, "Scarface," the word is spoken 206 times an average of once every 29 seconds.
    • Forget 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. "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.""Let my right hand forget her cunning.""Hath thy knee forget to bow?"
    • Forget To treat with inattention or disregard; to slight; to neglect. "Can a woman forget her sucking child? . . . Yes, they may forget , yet will I not forget thee."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The national dish of Scotland, haggis, is made of the heart, liver, lungs and small intestines of a calf. It's then boiled in the stomach of the animal, and seasoned with salt, pepper and onions. Oh, and don't forget to add the suet and oatmeal.
    • forget To lose, temporarily or permanently, the power of recalling to consciousness (something once known or thought of); permit to pass, for a time or forever, from the mind; cease or fail to remember.
    • forget Figuratively, to overlook or neglect in any way; fail to take thought of; lose care for.
    • n forget In glove-making, same as fourchette, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: You forget 80% of what you learn each day.
    • v.t Forget for-get′ to lose or put away from the memory: to neglect
    • pr.p Forget forget′ting; pa.t. forgot′; pa.p. forgot′, forgot′ten
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Quotations

  • Norman Vincent Peale
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    “Live your life and forget your age.”
  • Thomas Wolfe
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    “The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.”
  • Richard Shelton
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    “What we remember can always be changed, what we forget we are always.”
  • H. A. Ironside
    H. A. Ironside
    “If what they are saying about you is true, mend your ways. If it isn't true, forget it, and go on and serve the Lord.”
  • John F. Kennedy
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    “Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”
  • Lady Bird Johnson
    Lady Bird Johnson
    “Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. forgeten, foryeten, AS. forgietan, forgitan,; pref. for-, + gietan, gitan,only in comp.), to get; cf. D. vergeten, G. vergessen, Sw. förgäta, Dan. forgiette,. See For-, and Get (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

That name was one he was never likely to forget so long as memory lasted.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
I forget; but it is what Dorian Gray has been to me.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
Nor did he forget his mother, for through the harder manner he saw her gentleness and tender love.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
I shall never forget it.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
Forget it, as I have done, and drink a little of this.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Everybody tried to forget it.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
Why not forget that as readily as anything else?
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
I am forgetting all that is good, and there's nobody to put me in mind.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
With you I will forget my sorrows, and will be again a light-hearted boy.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
If only she could forget about David, she could happily give herself to him.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
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In poetry:

Now I understand!
When to remember me
She vowed,
She said she would forget me,
But kindly!
"Now I understand!" by Saigyo
Alone—with Love so near,
Yet leagues and leagues away;
No wonder that men here
Forget to pray!
"Manhattan" by Charles Hanson Towne
Mister! I wouldn't
mutter things you shouldn't!
Things you'd best forget about —-
not fret about!
"Table Hymn" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
Did I but know the way
I would go and pluck,
On Suminoe's
Shore the sprouting
Grass to forget my love.
"Did I but know the way" by Ki no Tsurayuki
All the past before Thee set
As a present liveth yet;
Thou rememberest — I forget,
Lord! Thou knowest;
"Thou Knowest" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
The world is young today:
Forget the gods are old,
Forget the years of gold
When all the months were May.
"A Song" by Digby Mackworth Dolben

In news:

Detectives say they won't forget Pellegrino murder.
For Nets, It's a Day, And Night, To Forget.
Dayan Viciedo has had a spring training to forget, now hitting a lowly.100 without a home run or RBI.
It's Daylight Savings time, which means wind your clocks back, but don't forget about those smoke detectors.
Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.
Don't forget to set back the time on your watches, too.
And let's not forget Street Fighter IV.
Don't forget about Dartmouth's favorite whistleblower too soon.
It's impossible to forget, let alone transcend, one's unnatural situation here.
Forget the ' Decider '.
It's easy to forget that Ilan Hatsor's tinderbox of a play, Masked — which opened last weekend and runs through August 7 at GableStage — was written 21 years ago.
Of course, you can't forget Thanksgiving dinner.
When listening to Bill Frisell play, it's easy to forget you're hearing an electric guitar.
And don't forget: you can follow us on Twitter too.
Andy found a new product for people who forget to wear deodorant .
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In science:

If C is a category, and V is a variety of algebras, a V-ob ject in C is a pair hc, F i, consisting of an ob ject c ∈ C, and a contravariant functor F : C → V, such that U F = C(−, c), where U : V → Set is the forgetful functor.
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
There is an obvious forgetful functor from Pnt[A, V] to Ov[A, V]. A corresponding free functor can be defined as follows: given an A-overalgebra Q, form the algebra B = A `(A ⋉ Q).
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
There is an obvious forgetful functor from Ab[A, V] to Pnt[A, V].
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
The theory can be applied to any comonad, but usually, the comonad being used when this theory is mentioned is a comonad derived from the free and forgetful functors for the variety in question.
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
This forgets about the spatial structure and is a kind of mean field approximation.
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
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