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.

  2. favor(Noun)

    Goodwill; benevolent regard.

    She enjoyed the queen's favor.

  3. favor(Noun)

    A small gift; a party favor.

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

  4. favor(Verb)

    To look upon fondly; to prefer.

  5. favor(Verb)

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

    Would you favor us with a poetry reading?

  6. favor(Verb)

    To treat with care.

    Favoring your sore leg will only injure the other one.

  7. favor(Verb)

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

    You favor your grandmother more than your mother.

  8. Origin: From favor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Favor(noun)

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

  2. Favor(noun)

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

  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

  4. Favor(noun)

    mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity

  5. Favor(noun)

    the object of regard; person or thing favored

  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

  7. Favor(noun)

    appearance; look; countenance; face

  8. Favor(noun)

    partiality; bias

  9. Favor(noun)

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

  10. Favor(noun)

    love locks

  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

  12. Favor(noun)

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

  13. Favor(noun)

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

  14. Origin: [Written also favour.]

How to pronounce favor?

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    Veena
    Veena
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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. Elysa Braunstein:

    I know it was a favor.

  2. Horace:

    With silence favor me.

  3. Senator Sanders:

    Clearly I favor her opponent.

  4. Laurent Petizon:

    This is doing them a huge favor.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    I do not favor abolishing it, however.

Images & Illustrations of favor

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