FOREVER

constantly, always, forever, perpetually, incessantly

(adverb) without interruption; “the world is constantly changing”

everlastingly, eternally, forever, evermore

(adverb) for a limitless time; “no one can live forever”; “brightly beams our Father’s mercy from his lighthouse evermore”- P.P.Bliss

forever, forever and a day

(adverb) for a very long or seemingly endless time; “she took forever to write the paper”; “we had to wait forever and a day”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adverb

forever (not comparable)

(duration) For all time, for all eternity; for a lifetime; for an infinite amount of time.

(duration, colloquial, hyperbole) For a very long time, a seeming eternity.

(frequency) Constantly or frequently.

Usage notes

• In the United Kingdom and most of the Commonwealth, the spelling for ever may be used instead of forever for the senses "for all time" and "for a long time". In Canada and the United States, generally only forever is used, regardless of sense.

Synonyms

• always

• continually

• eternally

• evermore

• for good

• forevermore

• for ever more

• forever and a day

• incessantly

• until Kingdom come

• permanently

Noun

forever (plural forevers)

An extremely long time.

(colloquial) A mythical time in the infinite future that will never come.

Adjective

forever (not comparable)

Permanent, lasting

Source: Wiktionary


For*ev"er, adv. Etym: [For, prep. + ever.]

1. Through eternity; through endless ages, eternally.

2. At all times; always.

Note: In England, for and ever are usually written and printed as two separate words; but, in the United States, the general practice is to make but a single word of them. Forever and ever, an emphatic "forever."

Syn.

– Constantly; continually; invariably; unchangeably; incessantly; always; perpetually; unceasingly; ceaselessly; interminably; everlastingly; endlessly; eternally.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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