ever after

Definition of ever after


  1. :  from that time forward She remembered him fondly ever after. The fairy tale ended by saying that the characters in the story lived happily ever after. —the phrase live happily ever after is also used to describe real people who are being compared in some way to characters in a fairy tale His biography tells the story of a poor boy who grew up to be a millionaire and lived happily ever after.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  always

    :  at any time

    :  in any way

  1. :  following in time or place :  afterward, behind, later

  1. :  behind in place

    :  subsequent to in time or order

    :  subsequent to and in view of

  1. :  subsequently to the time when

  1. :  later in time

    :  located toward the rear and especially toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft

  1. : used with a present participle to indicate action completed and especially just completed

  1. :  afternoon

Seen and Heard

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to cast off or become cast off

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