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Definitions for favorite
ˈfeɪ vər ɪt, ˈfeɪv rɪtfa·vorite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. favorite, favourite(noun)

    something regarded with special favor or liking

    "that book is one of my favorites"

  2. darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky(noun)

    a special loved one

  3. front-runner, favorite, favourite(adj)

    a competitor thought likely to win

  4. favorite, favourite(adj)

    appealing to the general public

    "a favorite tourist attraction"

  5. favored, favorite(a), favourite(a), best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent(adj)

    preferred above all others and treated with partiality

    "the favored child"

Wiktionary

  1. favorite(Noun)

    Preferred one, one with special favor

    The teacher's favorite always went first.

    Etymology: From favorit or favori past participle of favorir.

  2. favorite(Noun)

    Expected or most probable to win.

    He's the favorite, he'll probably be elected.

    Etymology: From favorit or favori past participle of favorir.

  3. favorite(Verb)

    To bookmark.

    Etymology: From favorit or favori past participle of favorir.

  4. favorite(Verb)

    To add to one's list of favorites on a website that allows users to compile such lists.

    Etymology: From favorit or favori past participle of favorir.

  5. favorite(Adjective)

    Preferred.

    That is my favorite flavor of ice cream, I'd eat it daily if I could.

    Etymology: From favorit or favori past participle of favorir.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Favorite(noun)

    a person or thing regarded with peculiar favor; one treated with partiality; one preferred above others; especially, one unduly loved, trusted, and enriched with favors by a person of high rank or authority

    Etymology: [OF. favorit favored, F. favori, fem. favorite, p. p. of OF. favorir, cf. It. favorito, frm. favorita, fr. favorire to favor. See Favor.]

  2. Favorite(noun)

    short curls dangling over the temples; -- fashionable in the reign of Charles II

    Etymology: [OF. favorit favored, F. favori, fem. favorite, p. p. of OF. favorir, cf. It. favorito, frm. favorita, fr. favorire to favor. See Favor.]

  3. Favorite(noun)

    the competitor (as a horse in a race) that is judged most likely to win; the competitor standing highest in the betting

    Etymology: [OF. favorit favored, F. favori, fem. favorite, p. p. of OF. favorir, cf. It. favorito, frm. favorita, fr. favorire to favor. See Favor.]

  4. Favorite(adj)

    regarded with particular affection, esteem, or preference; as, a favorite walk; a favorite child

    Etymology: [OF. favorit favored, F. favori, fem. favorite, p. p. of OF. favorir, cf. It. favorito, frm. favorita, fr. favorire to favor. See Favor.]

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How to say favorite in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of favorite in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of favorite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of favorite in a Sentence

  1. James Franco:

    I had something going with most of my female costars and worked up a routine so that I could see someone every night. one of my favorite approaches was to ask the young girls that requested to take a photo with me to email me a copy of the photo; that way I can give them my info very quickly in front of a crowd of fans and later work out a way to see them.

  2. James Madison:

    Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty and dangerous encroachments on the public liberty.

  3. Bill Shine:

    They don't want people to be healthy, if people were really healthy -- everyone is fat and overweight -- and the next half-hour we're going to talk about how we can cut back on our favorite summer foods and cut calories with Cooking Light executive chef -- but if they keep everyone fat and overweight and diabetic and cancer-ridden and stupid and sick, no one has any willpower to fight back or even think for themselves. That's what the goal is.

  4. Anthony Jeselnik:

    [ Right now ] it is high caliber and they are very nice, they don’t want to show anyone being embarrassed.... They don’t want to see anyone doing badly and that to me is the most interesting part. They took out all the mean stuff. And that is my favorite part.

  5. Sarah Paulson:

    In fact, when I smoked, my brother used to always tell me that I was a kleptomaniac with all the lighters. But… I just take things. So yeah, I’ve stolen a lot, unconsciously. there was some gum, there was a Jolly Rancher I might have stolen, some Sweet Tarts. My favorite candy in all of time.

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