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

    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?

  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. Bertrand Russell:

    Passive acceptance of the teacher's wisdom is easy to most boys and girls. It involves no effort of independent thought, and seems rational because the teacher knows more than his pupils it is moreover the way to win the favour of the teacher unless he is a very exceptional man. Yet the habit of passive acceptance is a disastrous one in later life. It causes man to seek and to accept a leader, and to accept as a leader whoever is established in that position.

  2. Federico Tucci:

    To work well you always need a favour from someone, and those who want to do things properly are demoralised.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    It does not surprise so much by seeing the option being given via online poll to the population for selection between 'Rotten Apple' and 'Ripen Banana' in the ensuing competition, as much by looking at them showing their finger mark proudly after excitedly casting their vote in favour of one of them.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Alas, poor Yorick I knew him, Horatio a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is my gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now your gambols, your songs your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar Not one now, to mock your own grinning Quite chap-fallen Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The easiest way to divert away the general public attention from their main concern is to start a vociferous debate on a trifle topic through hired people keeping some in favour and others against it and to make them vocally fight on the mainstream and social media platform.

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