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FOREVER

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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]

Meaning:

For a limitless time

Synonyms:

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]

Meaning:

Seemingly without interruption; often and repeatedly

Synonyms:

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]

Meaning:

For a very long or seemingly endless time

Synonyms:

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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