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forever Line breaks: for|ever
Pronunciation: /fəˈrɛvə/

Definition of forever in English:


1 (also for ever) For all future time; for always: she would love him forever
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  • When seamless stockings were developed it changed the future of ladies hosiery forever.
  • Motherhood certainly changes you forever but not always in obvious or particularly visible ways.
  • It will never be over in my heart though because she will always be there, forever and ever.
1.1A very long time (used hyperbolically): it took forever to get a passport
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  • We talked for what seemed like forever, we always seemed to have plenty to talk about.
  • It's such a long name that you have to wait around forever for them to be done saying it.
  • So I stood feeling annoyed and slightly helpless as the pause that now felt like forever continued to stretch on in front of me.
for always, evermore, for ever and ever, for good, for good and all, for all time, until the end of time, eternally, undyingly, perpetually, in perpetuity;
British  for evermore;
North American  forevermore
informal for keeps, until the cows come home, until hell freezes over, until the twelfth of never, until doomsday, until kingdom come
archaic for aye
1.2Used in slogans of support after the name of something or someone: Scotland Forever!
2Continually: they are forever on the move
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  • You cannot expect him to continue playing forever like he used to when was 25.
  • Lisa noted the way his light brown hair fell over his forehead and the way he was forever pushing it back.
  • She needs constant care and it is not fair that she is forever on the move.
always, all the time, the entire time, non-stop, day and night, {morning, noon, and night};
Scottish  aye
informal 24/7


[attributive] informal Back to top  
Lasting or permanent: these puppies need a forever home parenting is a forever job
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  • We bought our house as our forever home.
  • Now, let's see if we can find this sweet little guy a forever home.
  • This is a forever commitment and we are very fortunate to have green-minded residents here.

Words that rhyme with forever

clever, endeavour (US endeavor), ever, however, howsoever, never, never-never, sever, Trevor, whatever, whatsoever, whenever, whensoever, wheresoever, wherever, whichever, whichsoever, whoever, whomever, whomsoever, whosoever
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