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 Dictionary entry overview: What does forever mean? 

FOREVER (adverb)
  The adverb FOREVER has 3 senses:

1. for a limitless time
2. seemingly without interruption; often and repeatedly
3. for a very long or seemingly endless time

  Familiarity information: FOREVER used as an adverb is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

FOREVER (adverb)

Sense 1forever [BACK TO TOP]


For a limitless time


eternally; everlastingly; forever; evermore

Context examples:

no one can live forever / brightly beams our Father's mercy from his lighthouse evermore

Sense 2forever [BACK TO TOP]


Seemingly without interruption; often and repeatedly


always; forever

Context examples:

always looking for faults / it is always raining / he is forever cracking jokes / they are forever arguing

Sense 3forever [BACK TO TOP]


For a very long or seemingly endless time


forever and a day; forever

Context examples:

she took forever to write the paper / we had to wait forever and a day

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

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