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, favour(noun)

    an act of gracious kindness

  2. favor, favour(noun)

    an advantage to the benefit of someone or something

    "the outcome was in his favor"

  3. favor, favour(noun)

    an inclination to approve

    "that style is in favor this season"

  4. favor, favour(noun)

    a feeling of favorable regard

  5. party favor, party favour, favor, favour(verb)

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

  6. prefer, favor, favour(verb)

    promote over another

    "he favors his second daughter"

  7. favor, favour(verb)

    consider as the favorite

    "The local team was favored"

  8. favor, favour(verb)

    treat gently or carefully

  9. privilege, favor, favour(verb)

    bestow a privilege upon

Wiktionary

  1. favor(Noun)

    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. favor(Noun)

    Goodwill; benevolent regard.

    She enjoyed the queen's favor.

    Etymology: From favor.

  3. favor(Noun)

    A small gift; a party favor.

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

    Etymology: From favor.

  4. favor(Verb)

    To look upon fondly; to prefer.

    Etymology: From favor.

  5. favor(Verb)

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

    Would you favor us with a poetry reading?

    Etymology: From favor.

  6. favor(Verb)

    To treat with care.

    Favoring your sore leg will only injure the other one.

    Etymology: From favor.

  7. favor(Verb)

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

    You favor your grandmother more than your mother.

    Etymology: From favor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Favor(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  2. Favor(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  3. Favor(noun)

    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. Favor(noun)

    mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  5. Favor(noun)

    the object of regard; person or thing favored

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  6. Favor(noun)

    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. Favor(noun)

    appearance; look; countenance; face

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  8. Favor(noun)

    partiality; bias

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  9. Favor(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  10. Favor(noun)

    love locks

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  11. Favor(noun)

    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. Favor(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

  13. Favor(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Written also favour.]

How to pronounce favor?

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How to say favor in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Michael Trento:

    They asked me to do a favor because I was Michael Trento. We were all friends from before.

  2. Paul Smith:

    The Russians very much like her and Russian banks have certainly helped her and her father before in financing their political activities, she's not the only candidate to be in favor of better relations with Russia -- (François) Fillon is too. And she is skeptical about France's future in NATO.

  3. Johann Kaspar Lavater:

    I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.

  4. Luka Modric:

    Russia played a very good game, particularly in the first half, they surprised us, they pressed us very high, we could not build up our play, we did not want to risk some passes that would tip the balance in our favor.

  5. James Goldsmith:

    Praise in the beginning is agreeable enough; and we receive it as a favor; but when it comes in great quantities, we regard it only as a debt, which nothing but our merit could extort.

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