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for·ev·er

 (fôr-ĕv′ər, fər-)
adv.
1. For everlasting time; eternally: No one can live forever.
2. At all times; incessantly: was forever complaining about the job.
n.
A seemingly very long time: It has taken forever to resolve these problems.

forever

(fɔːˈrɛvə; fə-)
adv
1. Also: for ever without end; everlastingly; eternally
2. at all times; incessantly
3. informal for a very long time: he went on speaking forever.
n
4. (as object) informal a very long time: it took him forever to reply.
5. …forever! an exclamation expressing support or loyalty: Scotland forever!.
Usage: Forever and for ever can both be used to say that something is without end. For all other meanings, forever is the preferred form

for•ev•er

(fɔrˈɛv ər, fər-)

adv.
1. without ever ending; eternally: to last forever.
2. continually; incessantly; always: forever complaining.
n.
3. a seemingly endless period of time.

forever

Something that will last or continue forever will always last or continue.

She would remember his name forever.
They thought that their empire would last forever.

Something that has gone forever has gone and will never reappear.

This innocence is lost forever.
They will vanish forever into the grey twilight.

For the above two meanings, you can use the alternative spelling for ever in British English.

My fate had been sealed for ever.
We'll be married soon and then these lonesome nights will be over for ever.

Other words and expressions can be used to say how long something lasts.

If you say that someone is forever doing something, you mean that they do it very often.

Babbage was forever spotting errors in their calculations.

For this meaning, the only acceptable spelling is forever.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.forever - for a limitless time; "no one can live forever"; "brightly beams our Father's mercy from his lighthouse evermore"- P.P.Bliss
2.forever - for a very long or seemingly endless time; "she took forever to write the paper"; "we had to wait forever and a day"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
3.forever - without interruption; "the world is constantly changing"

forever

adverb
1. evermore, always, ever, for good, for keeps, for all time, in perpetuity, for good and all (informal), till the cows come home (informal), world without end, till the end of time, till Doomsday We will live together forever.
2. constantly, always, all the time, continually, endlessly, persistently, eternally, perpetually, incessantly, interminably, unremittingly, everlastingly He was forever attempting to arrange deals.
Usage: Forever and for ever can both be used to say that something is without end. For all other meanings, forever is the preferred form.
Translations
navždy
for altid
ikuisestiikuisuusaina
zauvijek
mindörökkéörökkéörökre
永久に
영원히
för alltid
ตลอดไป
mãi mãi

forever

[fərˈevəʳ] ADV
1. (= eternally) → para siempre
he's gone foreverse ha ido para siempre
2. (= incessantly, repeatedly) → constantemente
she's forever complainingse queja constantemente, siempre se está quejando
see also ever 1

forever

[fəˈrɛvər] adv
(= once and for all) → à jamais
He's gone forever → Il est parti à jamais.
to have gone forever (= be at an end) → être définitivement fini(e)
It has gone forever → C'est définitivement fini.
(= always) → toujours
She's forever complaining → Elle est toujours en train de se plaindre.
It will last forever → Cela durera toujours.

forever

adv
(= eternally) live, last, be gratefulewig; remember, go onimmer; she is forever watchfulsie ist ewig wachsam; Scotland forever!ein Hoch auf Schottland!
(= irrevocably) go, disappear, changeunwiderruflich; the old social order was gone foreverdas alte Gesellschaftssystem war für immer verschwunden
(inf: = ages) it takes foreveres dauert ewig (inf); these old slate roofs go on or last foreverdiese alten Schieferdächer halten ewig
(inf: = constantly) to be forever doing something(an)dauernd or ständig etw tun

forever

[fərˈɛvəʳ] adv (eternally) → per sempre, eternamente; (for good) → per sempre (fam) (incessantly, repeatedly) → sempre, di continuo; (for ages) it lasted foreverè durato un'eternità
it'll take forever → ci vorrà una vita

forever

إلَى الأَبَد navždy for altid immer παντοτινά para siempre ikuisesti toujours zauvijek per sempre 永久に 영원히 voorgoed for alltid na zawsze eternamente всегда för alltid ตลอดไป ebediyen mãi mãi 永远

forever

adv. siempre, para siempre, por siempre.

forever

adv para siempre; Herpes is forever..El herpes es para siempre.
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