What does favorable mean?

Definitions for favorableˈfeɪ vər ə bəl, ˈfeɪv rə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word favorable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. favorable, favourable(adj)

    encouraging or approving or pleasing

    "a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression"

  2. favorable, favourable(adj)

    (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate

    "the days were fair and the winds were favorable"

  3. golden, favorable, favourable, lucky, prosperous(adj)

    presaging or likely to bring good luck

    "a favorable time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make a decision"

  4. friendly, favorable, well-disposed(adj)

    inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile

    "a government friendly to our interests"; "an amicable agreement"

  5. favorable, favourable(adj)

    occurring at a convenient or suitable time

    "an opportune time to receive guests"

Wiktionary

  1. favorable(Adjective)

    pleasing, encouraging or approving

    The candidate wearing the business suite made a favorable impression.

  2. favorable(Adjective)

    useful or helpful

    We made quick progress, due to favorable winds.

  3. favorable(Adjective)

    convenient or at a suitable time; opportune

    The rain stopped at a favourable time for our tennis match.

  4. favorable(Adjective)

    auspicious or lucky

    She says that she was born under a favorable star.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Favorable(noun)

    full of favor; favoring; manifesting partiality; kind; propitious; friendly

  2. Favorable(noun)

    conducive; contributing; tending to promote or facilitate; advantageous; convenient

  3. Favorable(noun)

    beautiful; well-favored

  4. Origin: [F. favorable, L. favorabilis favored, popular, pleasing, fr. favor. See Favor, n.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of favorable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of favorable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pamela Ruegg:

    It's a favorable development.

  2. Seneca:

    If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

  3. President Santos:

    It's clear this decision contributes to returning to a favorable climate for continuing the talks (and) shows the maturity of the process.

  4. Erich Fromm:

    Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.

  5. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself.

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