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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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. United States:

    For Asian immigrants, the racial argument at the time was that' It didn't matter whether one were born in the United States or not, Asians as a race, are unassimilable. They are diametrically opposite from us Americans,' that was the argument that was used to intern Japanese citizens. It was the denial of citizenship in favor of race :' The ability to become American, the ability to assimilate, they just didn't have it.'.

  2. Roger Rasheed:

    I'd be deliberate about changing the way things look, i'd do little things that actually need to rattle the cage because at the moment everything is in Serena's favor.

  3. Adam Schiff:

    This is how a mafia boss talks, what have you done for us? Weve done so much for you. But theres not much reciprocity. I have a favor I want to ask you. And what is that favor? Of course, the favor is to investigate his political rival. A classic mafia-like shakedown a foreign leader.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    At the time he said he was in favor of a compromise that would take the 11 million out of the shadows and give them legal status, i'm not sure I understand why he's doubling down on denying what you can demonstrate with pieces of tape. Perhaps he sees that it's worked for other candidates.

  5. Milton Friedman:

    I am in favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.

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