KJV Dictionary Definition: forget


FORGET', v.t. pret. forgot. forgat, obs.

1. To lose the remembrance of; to let go from the memory.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Ps. 103.

2. To slight; to neglect.

Can a woman forget her sucking child? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Is. 49.



1. Apt to forget; easily losing the remembrance of. A forgetful man should use helps to strengthen his memory.

2. Heedless; careless; neglectful; inattentive.

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers. Heb. 13.

3. Causing to forget; inducing oblivion; oblivious; as forgetful draughts.



1. The quality of losing the remembrance or recollection of a thing; or rather, the quality of being apt to let any thing slip from the mind.

2. Loss of remembrance or recollection; a ceasing to remember; oblivion.

A sweet forgetfulness of human care.

3. Neglect; negligence; careless omission; inattention; as forgetfulness of duty.


FORGET'TING, ppr. Losing the remembrance of.

FORGET'TING, n. The act of forgetting; forgetfulness; inattention.


FORGET'TINGLY, adv. By forgetting or forgetfulness.