What does favor mean?

Definitions for favor
ˈfeɪ vərfa·vor

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. favor, favournoun

    an act of gracious kindness

  2. favor, favournoun

    an advantage to the benefit of someone or something

    "the outcome was in his favor"

  3. favor, favournoun

    an inclination to approve

    "that style is in favor this season"

  4. favor, favournoun

    a feeling of favorable regard

  5. party favor, party favour, favor, favourverb

    souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party

  6. prefer, favor, favourverb

    promote over another

    "he favors his second daughter"

  7. favor, favourverb

    consider as the favorite

    "The local team was favored"

  8. favor, favourverb

    treat gently or carefully

  9. privilege, favor, favourverb

    bestow a privilege upon


  1. favornoun

    A deed in which help is voluntarily provided.

    He did me a favor when he took the time to drive me home.

    Etymology: From favor.

  2. favornoun

    Goodwill; benevolent regard.

    She enjoyed the queen's favor.

    Etymology: From favor.

  3. favornoun

    A small gift; a party favor.

    At the holiday dinner, the hosts had set a favor by each place setting.

    Etymology: From favor.

  4. favorverb

    To look upon fondly; to prefer.

    Etymology: From favor.

  5. favorverb

    To do a favor [noun sense 1] for; to show beneficence toward.

    Would you favor us with a poetry reading?

    Etymology: From favor.

  6. favorverb

    To treat with care.

    Favoring your sore leg will only injure the other one.

    Etymology: From favor.

  7. favorverb

    To have a similar appearance, to look like another person.

    You favor your grandmother more than your mother.

    Etymology: From favor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Favornoun

    kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness; good will

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  2. Favornoun

    the act of countenancing, or the condition of being countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support; promotion; befriending

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  3. Favornoun

    a kind act or office; kindness done or granted; benevolence shown by word or deed; an act of grace or good will, as distinct from justice or remuneration

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  4. Favornoun

    mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  5. Favornoun

    the object of regard; person or thing favored

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  6. Favornoun

    a gift or represent; something bestowed as an evidence of good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons; something worn as a token of affection; as, a marriage favor is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  7. Favornoun

    appearance; look; countenance; face

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  8. Favornoun

    partiality; bias

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  9. Favornoun

    a letter or epistle; -- so called in civility or compliment; as, your favor of yesterday is received

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  10. Favornoun

    love locks

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  11. Favornoun

    to regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish success to; to be propitious to; to countenance; to treat with consideration or tenderness; to show partiality or unfair bias towards

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  12. Favornoun

    to afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  13. Favornoun

    to resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of; as, the child favors his father

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of favor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of favor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of favor in a Sentence

  1. Tim Knopp:

    The public were very much opposed to the cap and trade policies which in that bill were very expensive, inefficient, and complicated, generally, the public is in favor of ballot security, voter ID, and making sure the elections are fair and the count is accurate.

  2. Steven George:

    If patients knew that their symptom relief is not going to be complete, but it has a chance of placing them at a better recovery trajectory earlier, then patients would likely be in favor.

  3. Anton Siluanov:

    There are many arguments both in favor of the extension and against it, of course, we need price stability and predictability, this is good.

  4. Jerry Bailey:

    He is just a grinder, he’s built perfectly for this kind of race. His running style is exactly the style that you want for the Belmont Stakes. He just keeps coming. That he definitely has in his favor.

  5. El Palacio de Hierro:

    At no point does this initiative influence the vote or present proposals in favor of or against any party or candidate.

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    living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
    • A. eminent
    • B. contagious
    • C. ravening
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