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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fa•vor•iteˈfeɪ vər ɪt, ˈfeɪv rɪt(n.)

  1. a person or thing regarded with special preference, pleasure, or approval.

  2. a competitor or contestant considered likely to win.

    Category: Sport

  3. a person treated with special or undue favor by a king, official, etc.:

    favorites at the court.

  4. (adj.)regarded with particular favor or preference.

Origin of favorite:

1575–85; < MF < It favorito, ptp. of favorire to favor; see favor

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. favorite(adjective)ˈfeɪ vər ɪt, ˈfeɪv rɪt

    liked more than all others

    her favorite toy/movie/color

  2. favorite(noun)ˈfeɪ vər ɪt, ˈfeɪv rɪt

    sth or sb you like or treat better than all others

    This one is my favorite.; Dad was Grandma's favorite.

  3. favoriteˈfeɪ vər ɪt, ˈfeɪv rɪt

    the player or team expected to win

    The Cardinals were the favorites to win.


  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

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