forever

adverb
for·​ev·​er | \ fə-ˈre-vər How to pronounce forever (audio) , fȯ-; Southern often fə-ˈe-və\

Definition of forever

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : for a limitless time wants to live forever
2 : at all times : continually is forever making bad puns

forever

noun

Definition of forever (Entry 2 of 2)

: a seemingly interminable time : excessively long it took her forever to find the answer

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Synonyms & Antonyms for forever

Synonyms: Adverb

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Adverb

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Examples of forever in a Sentence

Adverb She was convinced that she would live forever. I've been waiting forever for the doctor. a dog that was forever chasing cars He's forever asking silly questions. Noun After what seemed like forever, I was able to see the doctor. It took forever to find his keys.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb In this formulation, their descendants must, forever, pay for that treachery – sometimes by being locked behind ghetto walls, other times with their lives. Pamela S. Nadell, The Conversation, "Anti-Semitism in the US today is a variation on an old theme," 7 Nov. 2019 Aron Baynes probably won’t be a 48% shooter forever and Ricky Rubio’s jump shot has always been streaky. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "Phoenix Suns have NBA asking: Is Monty Williams' team for real or is it just a fluke?," 7 Nov. 2019 Just know, this is gonna be the headline forever: Jo’s pregnant again...Chip with children is like business — there’s never too many. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Chip Gaines Captures How Every Parent Feels About Their Youngest: "No One Has to Tell Me How Fast He’ll Grow Up"," 31 Oct. 2019 After spending three days in a stroke unit, I was done with the pill forever and forced to look for other options. Brianna Holt, Quartz, "Women are ditching the pill in droves for more convenient options," 24 Oct. 2019 But TaxAct’s Free File gambit had forever transformed the industry. Justin Elliott, ProPublica, "Inside TurboTax’s 20-Year Fight to Stop Americans From Filing Their Taxes for Free," 17 Oct. 2019 Within three generations our way of life has changed forever and that very recent colonial history continues to affect all of us. Matt Williams, National Geographic, "How millennial Inuit sparked a musical movement," 14 Oct. 2019 Cheap chic no longer in fashion Forever 21, so named by founder Do Won Chang so shoppers can feel forever youthful, also fell out of style as younger shoppers increasingly demanded higher-quality goods even at low prices. Sarah Min, CBS News, "3 reasons Forever 21 went bankrupt," 30 Sep. 2019 Slater’s book chronicled the incident, media blitz, eventual trial and aftermath that forever changed those involved. Andrew J. Campa, Burbank Leader, "Visit from best-selling author stirs conversation on gender identity, justice," 27 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun One way to mess with an option team’s Plan A is to not only stick them with third-and-forevers, but to put them in an early hole, making them throw out of desperation. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "CU Buffs vs. Air Force: Who has the edge, 3 things to watch and predictions," 14 Sep. 2019 Printed with thermochromic ink, the stamp reveals a second image of the moon when a finger is pressed to it, and a sheet of 16 Forever stamps features a map of the eclipse path. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Where and how to watch Great American Eclipse in southeastern Wisconsin," 18 Aug. 2017 Forever is gonna start aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas Monday with a concert of lunar proportions. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "Bonnie Tyler will sing hit ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ on a cruise ship during eclipse," 17 Aug. 2017 Forever stamps are always equal to the current First-Class Mail service 1-ounce price. Michael Mcgough, sacbee, "Embrace the dark side: New USPS Forever stamps feature classic Disney villains," 14 July 2017 On July 12, the centenary of the artist’s birth, the postal service will celebrate the first day of 12 commemorative Forever stamps, each depicting a detail from a Wyeth painting. Stephan Salisbury, Philly.com, "U.S. Postal Service honors Andrew Wyeth with commemorative stamps," 26 June 2017 Try your hand at space exploration (Photo: Provided by US Postal Service) The pane of 16 Forever stamps are available beginning Tuesday at Post Office facilities nationwide and may be pre-ordered for delivery after June 20. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "First-of-its-kind #EclipseStamps reveal second image when you touch it," 20 June 2017

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First Known Use of forever

Adverb

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1741, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forever was in the 13th century

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More Definitions for forever

forever

adverb
How to pronounce forever (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of forever

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: for an endless time : for all time
: for a very long time
: at all times

forever

noun

English Language Learners Definition of forever (Entry 2 of 2)

: an extremely long time : a time that seems to last forever

forever

adverb
for·​ev·​er | \ fə-ˈre-vər How to pronounce forever (audio) \

Kids Definition of forever

1 : for a limitless time Nothing lasts forever.
2 : at all times She is forever bothering the teacher.

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