What does favorite mean?

Definitions for favoriteˈfeɪ vər ɪt, ˈfeɪv rɪt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. favorite, favourite(noun)

    something regarded with special favor or liking

    "that book is one of my favorites"

  2. darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky(noun)

    a special loved one

  3. front-runner, favorite, favourite(adj)

    a competitor thought likely to win

  4. favorite, favourite(adj)

    appealing to the general public

    "a favorite tourist attraction"

  5. favored, favorite(a), favourite(a), best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent(adj)

    preferred above all others and treated with partiality

    "the favored child"


  1. favorite(Noun)

    Preferred one, one with special favor

    The teacher's favorite always went first.

  2. favorite(Noun)

    Expected or most probable to win.

    He's the favorite, he'll probably be elected.

  3. favorite(Verb)

    To bookmark.

  4. favorite(Verb)

    To add to one's list of favorites on a website that allows users to compile such lists.

  5. favorite(Adjective)


    That is my favorite flavor of ice cream, I'd eat it daily if I could.

  6. Origin: From favorit or favori past participle of favorir.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Favorite(noun)

    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

  2. Favorite(noun)

    short curls dangling over the temples; -- fashionable in the reign of Charles II

  3. Favorite(noun)

    the competitor (as a horse in a race) that is judged most likely to win; the competitor standing highest in the betting

  4. Favorite(adj)

    regarded with particular affection, esteem, or preference; as, a favorite walk; a favorite child

  5. Origin: [OF. favorit favored, F. favori, fem. favorite, p. p. of OF. favorir, cf. It. favorito, frm. favorita, fr. favorire to favor. See Favor.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of favorite in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of favorite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tommy Boy:

    Tommy Richard, who's your favorite little rascal Alfalfa or is it Spanky

  2. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    When asked about his favorite song, I think 'Hail to the Chief' has a nice ring to it.

  3. Stephanie Pacheco:

    If your favorite team is not in the running, then you kind of switch over to your second favorite.

  4. Stephen King:

    You can't deny laughter when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.

  5. H.L. Mencken:

    In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell.

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