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Meaning of FAVORITE

Pronunciation:  'feyvurit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something regarded with special favor or liking; "that book is one of my favorites"
  2. [n]  a special loved one
  3. [n]  a competitor thought likely to win
  4. [adj]  appealing to the general public; "a favorite tourist attraction"

FAVORITE is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: darling, dearie, deary, ducky, favourite, favourite, favourite, front-runner, pet, popular
 See Also: challenger, choice, chosen, competition, competitor, contender, lover, macushla, mollycoddle, pick, rival, selection, teacher's pet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fa"vor*ite\, n. [OF. favorit favored, F. favori, fem.
    favorite, p. p. of OF. favorir, cf. It. favorito, frm.
    favorita, fr. favorire to favor. See {Favor}.]
    1. 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.
             Committing to a wicked favorite All public cares.
    2. pl. Short curls dangling over the temples; -- fashionable
       in the reign of Charles II. [Obs.] --Farquhar.
    3. (Sporting) The competitor (as a horse in a race) that is
       judged most likely to win; the competitor standing highest
       in the betting.
  2. \Fa"vor*ite\, a.
    Regarded with particular affection, esteem, or preference;
    as, a favorite walk; a favorite child. ``His favorite
    argument.'' --Macaulay.
Thesaurus Terms
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