Definition of Favorite

1. Noun. Something regarded with special favor or liking. "That book is one of my favorites"

Exact synonyms: Favourite
Generic synonyms: Choice, Pick, Selection
Derivative terms: Favourite

2. Adjective. Appealing to the general public. "A favorite tourist attraction"
Exact synonyms: Favourite
Similar to: Popular
Derivative terms: Favourite

3. Noun. A special loved one.
Exact synonyms: Darling, Dearie, Deary, Ducky, Favourite, Pet
Generic synonyms: Lover
Specialized synonyms: Chosen, Macushla, Mollycoddle, Teacher's Pet
Derivative terms: Darling, Favourite, Pet, Pet

4. Adjective. Preferred above all others and treated with partiality. "The favored child"
Exact synonyms: Best-loved, Favored, Favourite, Pet, Preferent, Preferred
Similar to: Loved
Derivative terms: Favourite, Preference

5. Noun. A competitor thought likely to win.
Exact synonyms: Favourite, Front-runner
Generic synonyms: Challenger, Competition, Competitor, Contender, Rival

Definition of Favorite

1. n. A person or thing regarded with peculiar favor; one treated with partiality; one preferred above others; especially, one unduly loved, trusted, and enriched with favors by a person of high rank or authority.

2. a. Regarded with particular affection, esteem, or preference; as, a favorite walk; a favorite child.

Definition of Favorite

1. Adjective. Preferred. ¹

2. Noun. Preferred one, one with special favor ¹

3. Noun. Expected or most probable to win. ¹

4. Verb. (alternative form of favor) ¹

5. Verb. (Internet) To bookmark. ¹

6. Verb. (Internet) To add to one's list of favorites on a website that allows users to compile such lists. ¹

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Definition of Favorite

1. a person or thing preferred above all others [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Favorite

favorable position
favorable reception
favorite (current term)
favorite son

Literary usage of Favorite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1889)
"The, Cathedral, favorite Poems—6, Fields' In and Out of Doors with Charles Dickens, ... Kingsley's favorite Poems, Owen Meredith's favorite Poems, ..."

2. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1901)
"The Riley's favorite variety is of early maturity, adapted to the central and northern divisions of Illinois. This variety strongly illustrates the fact ..."

3. The Intelligence of High School Seniors as Revealed by a Statewide Mental by William Frederick Book (1922)
"Only 5 per cent of the girls selected domestic science as their favorite study, ... Effect of favorite study upon the choice of an occupation. ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"That defendants at the same time paid to the said agent the sum of $2.50 for a model or sample of the taid 'favorite Quilters,1 which is absolutely ..."

5. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"His train but deemed the favorite page Was left behind to spare his age; Or other if they deemed, none dared To mutter what he thought and heard: Woe to the ..."

6. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1909)
"If he choose to say to me, "I was all to blame to-day; Sweet, forgive me," why—I may I THE favorite CHILD Which of five snowdrops would the moon Think ..."

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