front-runner, favorite, favourite(noun)
a competitor thought likely to win
darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky(noun)
a special loved one
something regarded with special favor or liking
"that book is one of my favorites"
appealing to the general public
"a favorite tourist attraction"
favored, favorite(a), favourite(a), best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent(adj)
preferred above all others and treated with partiality
"the favored child"
A person who enjoys special regard or favour.
A person who is preferred or trusted above all others.
A contestant or competitor thought most likely to win.
You were my favourite to win the spelling competition.
To add to one's list of favourites on a website that allows users to compile such lists.
Preferred or liked above all others (unless qualified.)
This is my second favourite occupation.
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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Rank popularity for the word 'favourite' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3116
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Rank popularity for the word 'favourite' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3110
Rank popularity for the word 'favourite' in Nouns Frequency: #1645
Rank popularity for the word 'favourite' in Adjectives Frequency: #414
The numerical value of favourite in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of favourite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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.
Miserere is one of my favourite of your father's crescendos, i can hardly remember what it was about... other than forgiveness that is... and a toast to being alive.
Water—the mighty, the pure, the beautiful, the unfathomable—where is thy element so glorious as it is in thine own domain, the deep seas ? What an infinity of power is in the far Atlantic, the boundary of two separate worlds, apart like those of memory and of hope ! or in the bright Pacific, whose tides are turned to gold by a southern sun, and in whose bosom sleep a thousand isles, each covered with the verdure, the flowers, and the fruit of Eden ! But, amid all thy hereditary kingdoms, to which hast thou given beauty, as a birthright, lavishly as thou hast to thy favourite Mediterranean ? The silence of a summer night is now sleeping on its bosom, where the bright stars are mirrored, as if in its depths they had another home and another heaven. A spirit, cleaving air midway between the two, might have paused to ask which was sea, and which was sky. The shadows of earth and earthly things, resting omen-like upon the waters, alone shewed which was the home and which the mirror of the celestial host.
If it continues to pace the way it's pacing we're going to be massive Denver Broncos fans. We're going to want the favourite-to-win-but-not-cover scenario, a Broncos win wouldn't be disastrous, but it wouldn't be the best-case scenario for us.
I had so much fun out here today, and I think I missed you guys so much as well, this is one of my favourite places to play in the entire world, and for me to be able to come back after 11 or 12 months off now- it’s been a while, but I miss this feeling, I miss coming out here and competing.
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- фаворит, любимецBulgarian
- favori, préféréFrench
- kedvenc, favoritHungarian
- faworyt, ulubieniec, ulubienicaPolish
- favorit, favorităRomanian
- любимец, любимчик, фаворитка, фаворитRussian
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