What does favourite mean?

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favourite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. front-runner, favorite, favouritenoun

    a competitor thought likely to win

  2. darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, duckynoun

    a special loved one

  3. favorite, favouriteadjective

    something regarded with special favor or liking

    "that book is one of my favorites"

  4. favorite, favouriteadjective

    appealing to the general public

    "a favorite tourist attraction"

  5. favored, favorite(a), favourite(a), best-loved, pet, preferred, preferentadjective

    preferred above all others and treated with partiality

    "the favored child"

Wiktionary

  1. favouritenoun

    A person who enjoys special regard or favour.

  2. favouritenoun

    A person who is preferred or trusted above all others.

  3. favouritenoun

    A contestant or competitor thought most likely to win.

    You were my favourite to win the spelling competition.

  4. favouriteverb

    To bookmark.

  5. favouriteverb

    To add to one's list of favourites on a website that allows users to compile such lists.

  6. favouriteadjective

    Preferred or liked above all others (unless qualified.)

    This is my second favourite occupation.

Freebase

  1. Favourite

    A favourite, or favorite, was the intimate companion of a ruler or other important person. In medieval and Early Modern Europe, among other times and places, the term is used of individuals delegated significant political power by a ruler. It is especially a phenomenon of the 16th and 17th centuries, when government had become too complex for many hereditary rulers with no great interest or talent for it, and political constitutions were still evolving. The period 1600-1660 saw particular successions of all-powerful minister-favourites in much of Europe, particularly in Spain, England, France and Sweden. The term is also sometimes employed by conservative writers who want to avoid terms such as "royal mistress", or "friend", "companion" or "lover" of either sex. Several favourites had sexual relations with the monarch, but the feelings of the monarch for the favourite covered the full gamut from a simple faith in the favourite's abilities, through various degrees of emotional affection and dependence, to sexual infatuation. The term has an inbuilt element of disapproval, and is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "One who stands unduly high in the favour of a prince", citing Shakespeare:"Like favourites/ Made proud by Princes".

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'favourite' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3116

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'favourite' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3110

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'favourite' in Nouns Frequency: #1645

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'favourite' in Adjectives Frequency: #414

How to pronounce favourite?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of favourite in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of favourite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of favourite in a Sentence

  1. Cometan:

    Looking up at the worlds beyond our own will always be my favourite hobby.

  2. Ezichi Nwaogu:

    My favourite part was when the boy opened the door and saw the coronavirus, the monster, outside, and he slammed the door and had to go inside, and now I know that this is not the right time to go anywhere or outside.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Accept and accommodate everything and everyone. In other words, never isolate or reject anyone in your Life. For, a good person gives you Happiness. A bad person gives you Experience. Whereas, the so called worst person teaches you a Lesson. Moreover, your favourite person gives you memories that live on. - Emeasoba George

  4. Julie Dunne:

    What surprised us most was how much he absolutely loved it, it seemed very intuitive for him to cup it within his hands and then lift to his mouth to drink/suckle. We put apple juice in it as that was his favourite drink. I think it is interesting that although the forms change tremendously -- the vessels are very individual -- they do seem to retain a basic bowl/cup shape that fits perfectly within a baby's cupped hands. I would also say I think this shows us the love and care these prehistoric people had for their babies. They are almost toys as well as baby bottles and surely would have make the infants laugh.

  5. Yulia Vinogradova:

    Alexei was the favourite of the whole family, he united us and supported us.

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