What does favour mean?

Definitions for favour
ˈfeɪ vərfavour

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word favour.

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

  2. favour(Verb)

    To look upon fondly; to prefer.

  3. favour(Verb)

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

  4. Origin: 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?

  1. favour

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. Patrick Pouyanne:

    I am in favour of renewables.

  2. Laurent Petizon:

    This is doing them a huge favour.

  3. Proverb:

    Women, fortune,and gold, favour fools

  4. Virgil:

    Look with favour upon a bold beginning.

  5. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Don't give up, the time is still in your favour.

Images & Illustrations of favour

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