American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. Favorites of this class, both male and female, have played an important part in the history of many despotic monarchies, often controlling their destinies with disastrous and even destructive effects.
- 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.
- adj. Preferred.
- n. Preferred one, one with special favor
- n. Expected or most probable to win.
- v. Alternative form of favor.
- v. Internet To bookmark.
- v. Internet To add to one's list of favorites on a website that allows users to compile such lists.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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. obsolete Short curls dangling over the temples; -- fashionable in the reign of Charles II.
- n. (Sporting) 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
- 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
- From Old French favorit or favori past participle of favorir ("to favor"). (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“My sneaky favorite* of Nashville Skyline, and potentially my outright favorite - it's either this or ... well, I won't spoil the surprise.”
“She showed why she is still considered a title favorite despite her long absence and her No. 7 seeding.”
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“I have sereral rifles of different brands, but my favorite is a M98 action 257 Roberts that my grandfather made years ago.”
“I only use leupold VXIII's on my BG guns and my favorite is a 3. 5-10X with Boone & Crockett reticle on my Kimber 25-06.”
“I've tried several guns and my favorite is the Mossberg 835 12 ga.”
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