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. Anuj Somany:

    An effective way to stay away from being fooled is to never say anything either in favour or against any media news on which most people discuss or share publicly their views.

  2. Junichi Ishikawa:

    Our index based on sentiment currently shows that 62 percent of global retail clients favour going long on dollar/yen while 38 percent prefer going short, last week's dollar/yen plunge was such that it was natural for some to instinctively buy the dollar.

  3. 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.

  4. Patrick Pouyanne:

    I am in favour of renewables.

  5. Anton Siluanov:

    One needs to redistribute and restructure expenditures in favour of infrastructure, education and so on. Such military expenditures are heavy to carry.

Images & Illustrations of favour

  1. favourfavourfavourfavourfavour

Popularity rank by frequency of use

favour#1#9808#10000

Translations for favour

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for favour »

Translation

Find a translation for the favour definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these favour definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "favour." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 30 Nov. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/favour>.

    Are we missing a good definition for favour? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for favour:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.