What does forever mean?

Definitions for forever
fɔrˈɛv ər, fər-for·ev·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word forever.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. everlastingly, eternally, forever, evermore(adverb)

    for a limitless time

    "no one can live forever"; "brightly beams our Father's mercy from his lighthouse evermore"- P.P.Bliss

  2. forever, forever and a day(adverb)

    for a very long or seemingly endless time

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

  3. constantly, always, forever, perpetually, incessantly(adverb)

    without interruption

    "the world is constantly changing"

Wiktionary

  1. forever(Noun)

    An extremely long time.

    It takes forever to walk to work.

  2. forever(Noun)

    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.

  3. forever(Adverb)

    for all time, for all eternity; for an infinite amount of time.

    I shall love you forever.

  4. forever(Adverb)

    for a very long time, 'an' eternity.

    We had to wait forever to get inside.

  5. forever(Adverb)

    for an excessively long time.

  6. forever(Adverb)

    at all times, anytime, always

    You'll have a home here forever, my son!

  7. forever(Adverb)

    constantly or frequently.

    You are forever nagging me.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forever(adverb)

    through eternity; through endless ages, eternally

  2. Forever(adverb)

    at all times; always

Freebase

  1. Forever

    "Forever" is a song by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey from her fifth studio album, Daydream. It was released by Columbia Records on March 10, 1996, as an airplay-only single from the album. The song was written and produced by Carey and Walter Afanasieff, and was composed throughout 1995. Its lyrics describe a situation where the protagonist knows her relationship with her lover has withered away, however he will continue living in her memory forever. The song's music video is a collage of snippets from Carey's shows at the Tokyo Dome, during her Daydream World Tour in 1996. Most of the video is the performance of the song during one of the three Japanese shows on the tour. Serving as an airplay only song in the US, and a limited release around the world, the song achieved minimal chart success. In the United States, Billboard rules did not allow the charting of non-commercially released songs. For this reason, it did not chart on the Hot 100, however peaking at number two on the Adult Contemporary chart. Outside the US, the song peaked at number 11 in Canada, 40 in New Zealand and 44 in the Netherlands.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forever

    for-ev′ėr, adv. for ever, for all time to come: to eternity.—adv. Forev′ermore, for ever hereafter.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forever' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3432

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forever' in Adverbs Frequency: #302

How to pronounce forever?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say forever in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forever in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forever in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of forever in a Sentence

  1. Douglas MacArthur:

    I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul.

  2. Henri Cartier-Bresson:

    Life is once, forever.

  3. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    (C)(P)- NEVER LET A POLITICIAN GRANT YOU A FAVOR OR ELSE THEY WILL WANT TO OWN YOU FOREVER. STAND FIRM, IT WILL ALWAYS BE -WE AND DEM, BUT WE KNOW THIS:- SOMEONE WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THE INNOCENT BLOOD SHED EVERYDAY.

  4. Giacomo Puccini:

    How the stars shone. How sweet the earth smelled. The orchard gate creaked, and a footstep pressed on the sand. And she entered, fragrant as a flower, and fell into my arms. Oh, sweet kisses, lingering caresses. Slowly, trembling, I gazed upon her beauty. Now my dream of true love is lost forever. My last hour has flown, and I die, hopeless, and never have I loved life more.”

  5. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, O Magazine, October 2003:

    With age come the inner, the higher life. Who would be forever young, to dwell always in externals?

Images & Illustrations of forever

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