1. 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. (Ps. Ciii. 2) Let y right hand forget her cunning. (Ps. Cxxxvii. 5) Hath thy knee forget to bow? (Shak)
2. 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. (Is. Xlix. 15) to forget one's self. To become unmindful of one's own personality; to be lost in thought. To be entirely unselfish. To be guilty of what is unworthy of one; to lose one's dignity, temper, or self-control.
Origin: Forgot (Forgat,); Forgotten, Forgot; Forgetting] [OE. Forgeten, foryeten, as. Forgietan, forgitan; pref. For- _ gietan, gitan (only in comp), to get; cf. D. Vergeten, g. Vergessen, Sw. Forgata, dan. Forgiette. See For-, and get.