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

How to pronounce favour?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Lady CyAmze Macanese:

    I knew of him being a criminal, but I also knew of him as my friend. A friend and that was enough to get me to help him. He did me a favour. More than one actually and that was me just repaying my debt. Is that not good enough for you? Anyway, I didn't have anything to lose. I was already a criminal myself. Now you can take me in but let me say this. He is a dangerous man. He will stop at nothing to have everyone accepting this new world that he will create. He will kill everyone who doesn't believe that what he is doing is correct. Now you can lock me up, but I am the only one that can get your world back from whatever mess he is going to make of it. So just let me. Everything I do is for you. You come before me. All of you do. It is a risk you would be taking, not locking me up, fine. But we can't live without risks. If we never risked anything then we would get food. We wouldn't get money. We would get buildings. More importantly, we wouldn't get you. All of you. Everything is a risk. Breathing is a risk, not that you think of it as one. This is a needed risk. We have to stick together. We have to trust people just a little bit. So we are going to beat him. Now, Andrew. We are going to beat you. You can believe, you can pray, but you will never win, and you know that. You know that I won't stop until my job is done, and you know that they are too stubborn to let you rule that easily. We will get you. We will find you. We will take the world back from you. We will win, and your life will be ruined because you can only think of yourself. Hope you made your will because today is your last. I'll make sure of that and if you don't believe me then fine, but I don't lie. Not about things like this. Now gather your team and fight us.

  2. Mahamat Ahmat Alhabo:

    Most of us are in favour of cohabitation between the military, politicians and civil society, the Malian model ... is very inspiring.

  3. Mark Twain:

    Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    In the context of the juridical doctrine that what is in favour stays transparent justice; conversely, what is not favourable becomes injustice.

  5. Nicola Thorp:

    Employers are allowed to impose different dress codes for men and women, which is fair enough as long as that dress code doesn't favour one of the sexes, by making women wear high heels you are acting favourably towards men because their footwear doesn't affect their posture, their ability to move. It doesn't create long term health problems.

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    a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
    • A. huff
    • B. fluster
    • C. gloat
    • D. monish

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