from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of favor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of favor.
  • v. Alternative spelling of favor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • etc. See favor, etc.

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

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


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  • 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

  • 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