from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb For everlasting time; eternally.
  • adverb At all times; incessantly.
  • noun A seemingly very long time.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A common mode of writing for ever (which see, under ever).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Through eternity; through endless ages; eternally.
  • adverb At all times; always.
  • adverb an emphatic “forever.”

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb duration for all time, for all eternity; for an infinite amount of time.
  • adverb duration, colloquial for a very long time, 'an' eternity.
  • adverb duration, colloquial for an excessively long time.
  • adverb frequency constantly or frequently.
  • noun An extremely long time.
  • noun colloquial a mythical time in the infinite future that will never come.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb for a limitless time
  • adverb without interruption
  • adverb for a very long or seemingly endless time


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  • "I intend to live forever, or die trying."

    - Groucho Marx.

    December 24, 2007

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