from The Century Dictionary.

  • etc. See favor, etc.

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

  • noun Alternative spelling of favor.
  • verb Alternative spelling of favor.

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

  • verb consider as the favorite
  • verb promote over another
  • verb treat gently or carefully
  • noun souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
  • noun a feeling of favorable regard
  • noun an inclination to approve
  • noun an act of gracious kindness
  • verb bestow a privilege upon
  • noun an advantage to the benefit of someone or something


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  • WordNet lacks the sense 'resemble' (which the O.E.D. marks 'now colloq.'), as e.g. here: 'This girl kind of favored Kanako but it definitely wasn’t her'.

    March 11, 2009

  • It does seem a bit archaic. "He favors his mother" is something I've read, but I don't think I've ever heard someone say it. Usually they say "looks like" or "takes after".

    March 30, 2009