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, favournoun

    a feeling of favorable regard

  2. favor, favournoun

    an inclination to approve

    "that style is in favor this season"

  3. favor, favournoun

    an advantage to the benefit of someone or something

    "the outcome was in his favor"

  4. party favor, party favour, favor, favournoun

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

  5. favor, favourverb

    an act of gracious kindness

  6. favor, favourverb

    treat gently or carefully

  7. privilege, favor, favourverb

    bestow a privilege upon

  8. prefer, favor, favourverb

    promote over another

    "he favors his second daughter"

  9. favor, favourverb

    consider as the favorite

    "The local team was favored"

Wiktionary

  1. favournoun

    A piece of help, usually to be repaid

    Etymology: favour, mainland favor, from favor

  2. favourverb

    To look upon fondly; to prefer.

    Etymology: favour, mainland favor, from favor

  3. favourverb

    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

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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. Chief Executive Tony Durrant:

    The market really is moving in our favour. We are one of the obvious acquirers in the UK, there's lots to look at, so we can afford to be quite rigorous with our criteria.

  2. Virgil:

    Look with favour upon a bold beginning.

  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. Daniel Ang:

    It looks like investors favour support around $60 a barrel, but with U.S. production still strong, the bearish trend looks set to continue for now. I think it's just a matter of time before Brent breaks below $60 again.

  5. Tom Hayes:

    I thought about it and I shouldn't have asked you, sorry mate, it's wrong of me to ask you a favour.

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    close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
    • A. odometer
    • B. intelligence
    • C. bash
    • D. assault

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