What Does 4EVER Mean in a Text?

The Quick Answer

4EVER means "Forever."

More Observations...

The abbreviation 4EVER is commonly used for brevity in chat forums and text speak to mean "Forever." 4EVER is often used with abbreviations such as ILY to add emphasis to a declaration of love. Other abbreviations for "Forever" include:
  • 4EVA.
  • 40000.
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    When I write 4EVER, I mean this:

    meaning of 4EVER

    Diamonds are said to be 4EVER.

    Summary of Key Points

    "Forever" is, by far, the most common meaning for 4EVER when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
    Guessability:guessability level 2
    2: Quite easy to guess
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    Adults and Teenagers

    Examples of 4EVER in Sentences

    Here are examples of 4EVER in sentences:
    • I intend to live 4EVER. So far, so good.
    • The bad news is nothing lasts 4EVER. The good news is nothing lasts 4EVER.

    An Academic Look at 4EVER

    4EVER is classified by our team as an "internet slang term" as opposed to an initialism abbreviation or an acronym. Initially, "internet slang terms" were introduced for brevity, but, particularly with the advent of predictive texting and on-screen keyboards, they are now mostly employed for fun. "Slang terms" differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

    What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

    Before the digital era, we would have just typed or written "Forever" instead of using 4EVER.

    Using Numbers in Texts

    This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

    Example of 4EVER Used in a Text

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