forever
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /fəˈɹɛvə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /fəˈɹɛvɚ/, [fəˈɹɛvɚ], [fɚˈɛvɚ], [fɔɹˈɛvɚ]
Adverb

forever (not comparable)

  1. (duration) For all time, for all eternity; for a lifetime; for an infinite amount of time.
    I shall love you forever.
  2. (duration, colloquial, hyperbole) For a very long time, a seeming eternity.
    • 1988, Anne Tyler, Breathing Lessons, Chapter 1
      She and Serena had been friends forever. Or nearly forever: forty-two years, beginning with Miss Kimmel's first grade.
    We had to wait forever to get inside.
  3. (frequency) Constantly or frequently.
    You are forever nagging me.
    • 1912: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 5
      Early in his boyhood he had learned to form ropes by twisting and tying long grasses together, and with these he was forever tripping Tublat or attempting to hang him from some overhanging branch.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • German: ewig, für immer
  • Russian: це́лую ве́чность
  • Spanish: por siempre
Translations Noun

forever (plural forevers)

  1. An extremely long time.
    I haven't seen him in forever!
    • 2007, Ruth O'Callaghan, Where acid has etched
      In the airport, holiday lovers kiss, mouth forevers, the usual argot betrays you. Desire makes love dull.
  2. (colloquial) A mythical time in the infinite future that will never come.
    Sure, I'd be happy to meet with you on the 12th of forever.
Translations Adjective

forever (not comparable)

  1. Permanent, lasting



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