What does favourite mean?

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favourite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. front-runner, favorite, favourite(noun)

    a competitor thought likely to win

  2. darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky(noun)

    a special loved one

  3. favorite, favourite(adj)

    something regarded with special favor or liking

    "that book is one of my favorites"

  4. favorite, favourite(adj)

    appealing to the general public

    "a favorite tourist attraction"

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

    preferred above all others and treated with partiality

    "the favored child"

Wiktionary

  1. favourite(Noun)

    A person who enjoys special regard or favour.

  2. favourite(Noun)

    A person who is preferred or trusted above all others.

  3. favourite(Noun)

    A contestant or competitor thought most likely to win.

    You were my favourite to win the spelling competition.

  4. favourite(Verb)

    To bookmark.

  5. favourite(Verb)

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

  6. favourite(Adjective)

    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".

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. Elvis Costello:

    We will return at the soonest opportunity to play that music and your favourite songs that still make sense to us all.

  2. Frank Marshall:

    That’s one of my favourite movies, if you were in a script writing class I would just give you that script and say this is a perfect script.

  3. Jay Rood:

    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.

  4. Yulia Vinogradova:

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

  5. Ash Barty:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of favourite

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

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