What does favour mean?

Definitions for favour
ˈfeɪ vərfavour

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. favor, favour(noun)

    a feeling of favorable regard

  2. favor, favour(noun)

    an inclination to approve

    "that style is in favor this season"

  3. favor, favour(noun)

    an advantage to the benefit of someone or something

    "the outcome was in his favor"

  4. party favor, party favour, favor, favour(noun)

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

  5. favor, favour(verb)

    an act of gracious kindness

  6. favor, favour(verb)

    treat gently or carefully

  7. privilege, favor, favour(verb)

    bestow a privilege upon

  8. prefer, favor, favour(verb)

    promote over another

    "he favors his second daughter"

  9. favor, favour(verb)

    consider as the favorite

    "The local team was favored"

Wiktionary

  1. favour(Noun)

    A piece of help, usually to be repaid

    Etymology: favour, mainland favor, from favor

  2. favour(Verb)

    To look upon fondly; to prefer.

    Etymology: favour, mainland favor, from favor

  3. favour(Verb)

    To do a favour (noun sense 1) for; to show beneficence toward.

    Etymology: favour, mainland favor, from favor

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Favour

    fā′vur, n. countenance: good-will: a kind deed: an act of grace or lenity: indulgence: partiality: advantage: a knot of ribbons worn at a wedding, or anything worn publicly as a pledge of a woman's favour: (arch.) countenance, appearance: a letter or written communication: (Shak.) an attraction or grace.—v.t. to regard with good-will: to be on the side of: to treat indulgently: to afford advantage to: (coll.) to resemble.—adj. Fā′vourable, friendly: propitious: conducive to: advantageous.—n. Fā′vourableness.—adv. Fā′vourably.—p.adj. Fā′voured, having a certain appearance, featured—as in ill-favoured, well-favoured.—ns. Fā′vouredness; Fā′vourer; Fā′vourite, a person or thing regarded with favour or preference: one unduly loved: a kind of curl of the hair, affected by ladies of the 18th century.—adj. esteemed, preferred.—n. Fā′vouritism, the practice of showing partiality.—adj. Fā′vourless, without favour: (Spens.) not favouring.—Favours to come, favours still expected; Curry favour (see Curry). [O. Fr.,—L. favorfavēre, to favour, befriend.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'favour' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4347

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'favour' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1691

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'favour' in Nouns Frequency: #1464

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'favour' in Verbs Frequency: #574

How to pronounce favour?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say favour in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of favour in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of favour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of favour in a Sentence

  1. Mohammad Javad Zarif:

    We don’t say the deal is totally in favour of Iran. Any negotiation is a give and take. We have definitely shown some flexibility, i tell you as I told the Supreme Leader, we did our best to preserve most of the red lines, if not all.

  2. Tim Spector:

    I am in favour of any way to get the UK public more involved in science and genetics - and this is a great way to get educated in the power of genetics as well as its limitations.

  3. Robert Mac Giolla Phadraig:

    We have two particular projects relocating from the UK and then maybe another three that were considering two to three locations across Europe ... and those have all gone in Ireland's favour, the headcounts for some of the projects are anywhere between 50 and 200.

  4. Geoffrey Ma:

    Judges have a responsibility under the Basic Law, owed to the community, to exercise independent judicial power by adjudicating on cases fairly and impartially, without fear or favour.

  5. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    While bills are being brought into the House of Commons to regulate every thing, from the sweeps crying "sweep," to "emancipation, vote by ballot, and free trade," is there no county member whose "time and talents'' are devoted to "domestic policy," who will bring in a bill "for the better regulation of the marriage ceremony," and put the canonical hours later in the day ? at all events, could there not be a special clause in favour of London ? A spring morning there is the very reverse of Thomson's description ; for "delicious mildness" read "a cutting east wind;" and for "veiled in roses" substitute "smoke and fog." The streets are given up to the necessities of life — to the milkman with his cans, the butcher with his tray, the baker with his basket ; all belong to the material portion of existence. Now, marriage is (or ought to be) an affair of affections, sentiments, &c. The legislature ought to give it the full benefit of moonlight and wax-candles.

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