Complete Definition of "forever"

English

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/fÉɹËÉvÉ/, SAMPA|/[email protected]"[email protected]/
(General American|US) IPA|/fÉɹËÉvÉ/, SAMPA|/[email protected]"[email protected]`/
audio|en-us-forever.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉvÉ(r)|-ÉvÉ(r)

Adverb
en-adv|-

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

#:I shall love you forever.

  1. (colloquially) for a very long time.

#:We had to wait forever to get inside.

  1. (colloquially) for an excessively long time.

#:It took her forever to get dressed and ready for the party.
#:The drive to his mothers' house took forever.

  1. (colloquially) constantly or frequently.

#:You are forever nagging me.

  1. (colloquially) a mythical time in the infinite future that is will never come.

#:Sure, I'd be happy to meet with you on the 12th of forever.
#:If I have to wait while you finish that project, then I'll be here forever.

Synonyms
for ever
forevermore
for ever more
incessantly
continually
eternally
always
until Kingdom come

Usage notes
In the United Kingdom, for ever is the standard spelling for sense (1), whilst for ever and forever are both standard for senses (2) and (3). In the United States and Canada, generally only forever is used, regardless of sense.

Translations

Dutch: eeuwig, voor altijd
Finnish: ikuisesti :fi:ikuisesti|(fi), aina :fi:aina|(fi)
Frisian: ivich
German: ewig, für immer
Hebrew: he-translation|××¢×|la'ad, he-translation|×נצ×|laneitzach
Japanese: ãã£ã¨ (zutto); æ°¸é  (eien)
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Nauruan: eko dokin
Russian: веÑно /v'éÄno/, вÑегда /vs'egdá/, навÑегда /navs'egdá/
Scottish Gaelic: gu bràth, gu sìorraidh, gu suthain, gu suthain sìorraidh, a-chaoidh
Spanish: por siempre, para siempre
Swedish: (för) alltid, (för) evigt

Category:Time

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