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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. everlastingly, eternally, forever, evermoreadverb

    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 dayadverb

    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, incessantlyadverb

    without interruption

    "the world is constantly changing"

Wiktionary

  1. forevernoun

    An extremely long time.

    It takes forever to walk to work.

  2. forevernoun

    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. foreveradverb

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

    I shall love you forever.

  4. foreveradverb

    for a very long time, 'an' eternity.

    We had to wait forever to get inside.

  5. foreveradverb

    for an excessively long time.

  6. foreveradverb

    at all times, anytime, always

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

  7. foreveradverb

    constantly or frequently.

    You are forever nagging me.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foreveradverb

    through eternity; through endless ages, eternally

  2. Foreveradverb

    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

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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. Trust Kupupika:

    The BJL's not just one person losing a job and then history moves on, that one person didn't have access to wealth to pass down, and the next generation grows up in poverty. It's something that is forever going to be impacting the lives of black people even alive and present, here and now.

  2. Miley Cyrus:

    Were changing and evolving and understanding ourselves from such a different perspective that it just feels like forever is definitely a big word.

  3. Gloria Delgado-Pritchett onModern Family:

    It’s been my life for seven years and I could do it forever, we’re all involved in each other’s problems and breakups and I feel especially protective of Rico Rodriguez [ who plays Manny, Gloria’s son ]. He was a kid and now he’s a 17-year-old man with a moustache.

  4. Spencer Dryden:

    I feel like my life has been forever changed by saving the life of another person.

  5. George W. Bush, Speech to UN General Assembly, September 21, 2004:

    The desire for freedom resides in every human heart. And that desire cannot be contained forever by prison walls, or martial laws, or secret police. Over time, and across the Earth, freedom will find a way.

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