Definitions

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

  • adjective Treated or thought of with great kindness or partiality.
  • adjective Endowed with special gifts, talents, or advantages.
  • adjective Having an appearance of a specified kind. Often used in combination.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Featured; looking, etc.: in compounds or phrases: as, a hard-favored man; he is well favored.
  • Adorned with a favor; wearing a favor: usually in compounds.
  • In organic chemistry, noting that configuration of the atoms or radicals in a compound in which the atoms which have an attraction for each other are brought as close together as possible.

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

  • adjective Countenanced; aided; regarded with kindness.
  • adjective Having a certain favor or appearance; featured

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

  • adjective American Alternative form of favoured.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of favor.

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

  • adjective preferred above all others and treated with partiality

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Examples

  • Instead, it urges "flexicurity," a term favored by EU institutions to describe policies that mix liberalized labor markets with the promise of ample unemployment benefits and retraining for workers who get fired.

    A Coordination Question in Wage-Bargaining Reform

  • The figures released by the central bank this week showed that by the middle of this year, 17 percent of Spanish bank loans to construction companies and real estate developers were troubled - or "doubtful," the term favored by the central bank.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The figures released by the central bank this week showed that by the middle of this year, 17 percent of Spanish bank loans to construction companies and real estate developers were troubled - or "doubtful," the term favored by the central bank.

    NYT > Home Page

  • If "contagion," the term favored by policy analysts, spreads widely, governments are going to have trouble borrowing money and repaying their debts; if governments have trouble repaying their debts, the institutions that own those debts-the already stretched European banks-are in serious difficulty.

    The New Yorker

  • Myanmar is also known as Burma, a term favored by exiles and dissidents including Suu Kyi.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The figures released by the central bank this week showed that by the middle of this year, 17 percent of Spanish bank loans to construction companies and real estate developers were troubled - or "doubtful," the term favored by the central bank.

    NYT > Global Home

  • Yet the security gains are "fragile and reversible," to use the phrase favored by U.S. military officials.

    Obama's Afghan Choice

  • Of the two, by the way, Wealth of Nations takes the dimmer view of merchantsparadoxically, since this is the title favored by free-enterprise types.

    Creative Capitalism

  • Of the two, by the way, Wealth of Nations takes the dimmer view of merchantsparadoxically, since this is the title favored by free-enterprise types.

    Creative Capitalism

  • Of the two, by the way, Wealth of Nations takes the dimmer view of merchantsparadoxically, since this is the title favored by free-enterprise types.

    Creative Capitalism

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