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

Wiktionary

  1. favornoun

    A deed in which help is voluntarily provided.

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

  2. favornoun

    Goodwill; benevolent regard.

    She enjoyed the queen's favor.

  3. favornoun

    A small gift; a party favor.

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

  4. favorverb

    To look upon fondly; to prefer.

  5. favorverb

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

    Would you favor us with a poetry reading?

  6. favorverb

    To treat with care.

    Favoring your sore leg will only injure the other one.

  7. favorverb

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

    You favor your grandmother more than your mother.

  8. Etymology: From favor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Favornoun

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

  2. Favornoun

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

  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

  4. Favornoun

    mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity

  5. Favornoun

    the object of regard; person or thing favored

  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

  7. Favornoun

    appearance; look; countenance; face

  8. Favornoun

    partiality; bias

  9. Favornoun

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

  10. Favornoun

    love locks

  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

  12. Favornoun

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

  13. Favornoun

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

  14. Etymology: [Written also favour.]

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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. Steve Vladeck:

    Of course, those who hope Judge Gorsuch will rule in their favor on particular issues once he's confirmed would have trouble identifying clear showings of support too, that seems to be par for the course for contemporary Supreme Court confirmation hearings -- lots of sound and fury, but ultimately signifying very, very little.

  2. Ryan Pack:

    Clean/renewable energy: The environment is vital to everyone, therefore everyone should vote in favor of clean and renewable energy. The government's of the world should invest properly, appropriately, effectively, and efficiently in this area.

  3. Donald Trump:

    When John Roberts live in a politically polarized environment, people tend to see everything in those terms, we will continue to decide cases according to the Constitution and laws without fear or favor.

  4. Whole Woman:

    We've never felt really optimistic about this circuit and this panel doesn't look good for us so we're anticipating a ruling that will not be in our favor and then a fairly quick challenge once again to the Supreme Court to see if we can get an injunction relief.

  5. 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.

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