Definition of forever in English:


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Pronunciation: /fəˈrɛvə


  • 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!


[attributive] informal Back to top  
  • Lasting or permanent: these puppies need a forever home parenting is a forever job
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    • My boyfriend told me that the reason he has not proposed yet is because he wants to be set in a stable, forever job.
    • When I adopted them, I promised them a forever home.
    • No cat should be forgotten, especially those without a family or a forever home.

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