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 (fā′vər-ĭt, fāv′rĭt)
a. One that enjoys special favor or regard.
b. One that is trusted, indulged, or preferred above all others, especially by a superior: a favorite of the monarch.
2. A contestant or competitor regarded as most likely to win.
Liked or preferred above all others; regarded with special favor.

[Obsolete French favorit, from Old Italian favorito, past participle of favorire, to favor, from favore, favor, from Latin favor; see favor.]


(ˈfeɪ vər ɪt, ˈfeɪv rɪt)

1. a person or thing regarded with special preference, pleasure, or approval.
2. a competitor or contestant considered likely to win.
3. a person treated with special or undue favor by a king, official, etc.: favorites at the court.
4. regarded with particular favor or preference.
[1575–85; < Middle French < Italian favorito, past participle of favorire to favor; see favor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.favorite - something regarded with special favor or likingfavorite - something regarded with special favor or liking; "that book is one of my favorites"
choice, pick, selection - the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor"
2.favorite - a special loved onefavorite - a special loved one      
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
chosen - one who is the object of choice; who is given preference; "she was Mama's chosen"
macushla - (an Irish term of address expressing affection) darling
mollycoddle - a pampered darling; an effeminate man
teacher's pet - the teacher's favorite student
3.favorite - a competitor thought likely to win
challenger, competitor, contender, rival, competition - the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
Adj.1.favorite - appealing to the general public; "a favorite tourist attraction"
popular - regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public; "a popular tourist attraction"; "a popular girl"; "cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular"
2.favorite - preferred above all others and treated with partialityfavorite - preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child"
loved - held dear; "his loved companion of many years"


1. One liked or preferred above all others:
2. A competitor regarded as the most likely winner:
Informal: shoo-in.
1. Being a favorite:
2. Given special, usually doting treatment:
좋아하는좋아하는 것
người/vật yêu thíchưa thích


مُفَضَّل favorit, nejoblíbenější favorit, yndlings- Liebling, Lieblings- αγαπημένος, φαβορί favorito lempi-, suosikki préféré favorit, omiljen preferito お気に入り, 大好きな 좋아하는, 좋아하는 것 favoriet favoritt, favoritt- ulubieniec, ulubiony favorito излюбленный, любимец favorit, favorit- คนหรือสิ่งของที่ชอบเป็นพิเศษ, ที่ชอบที่สุด gözde người/vật yêu thích, ưa thích 最喜爱的东西, 特别喜爱的
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Once we wandered clear away to La Favorita Palace, which is several miles from Baden-Baden.
The 15,000-capacity Ippodromo La Favorita track's 400 stables are now empty, with the management company stripped of its tender.
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The Bay of Naples ITALY THE Grand Hotel Favorita, a recently refurbished five-star hotel located in the centre of Sorrento, has a rooftop Bellavista terrace bar which is the perfect location to watch the sunset over the Bay of Naples.
The programme also includes performances of classical and modern ballets such as Le Corsaire, Mi Favorita and In the Middle Somewhat Elevated .
According to a statement released Thursday by the state, Filadelfo Sanchez Sarmiento walked out of the La Favorita 103.
If you've got kids in tow you can do worse than taking a cab down Leith Walk to La Favorita, a contender for the best pizza in town.
Han regresado a la carne y la sangre de roedor todavia tibia se ha vuelto su golosina favorita.
As a result of the program, some 15% of all bananas sold internationally now come from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, including those from Favorita and Chiquita.
The Grand Hotel La Favorita is in a good location, beautifully decorated and with sun terrace and pool.
The group is especially proud of its agreements with two of the largest growers, Favorita and Chiquita.