from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that enjoys special favor or regard.
- n. One that is trusted, indulged, or preferred above all others, especially by a superior: a favorite of the monarch.
- n. A contestant or competitor regarded as most likely to win.
- adj. Liked or preferred above all others; regarded with special favor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Preferred.
- n. Preferred one, one with special favor
- n. Expected or most probable to win.
- v. Alternative form of favor.
- v. To bookmark.
- v. To add to one's list of favorites on a website that allows users to compile such lists.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person or thing regarded with peculiar favor; one treated with partiality; one preferred above others; especially, one unduly loved, trusted, and enriched with favors by a person of high rank or authority.
- n. Short curls dangling over the temples; -- fashionable in the reign of Charles II.
- n. The competitor (as a horse in a race) that is judged most likely to win; the competitor standing highest in the betting.
- adj. Regarded with particular affection, esteem, or preference
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person or thing regarded with peculiar favor, liking, or preference; one who or that which is especially liked or favored.
- n. A person who has gained the special favor of or a dominant influence over a superior by unworthymeans or for selfish purposes.
- n. A small curl hanging loose upon the temple: a frequent feature of a woman's head-dress in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
- Regarded with particular liking, favor, esteem, or preference: as, a favorite walk; a favorite author; a favorite child.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. preferred above all others and treated with partiality
- n. a special loved one
- n. something regarded with special favor or liking
- adj. appealing to the general public
- n. a competitor thought likely to win
Obsolete French favorit, from Old Italian favorito, past participle of favorire, to favor, from favore, favor, from Latin favor; see favor.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French favorit or favori past participle of favorir ("to favor"). (Wiktionary)