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fa·vor·ite

 (fā′vər-ĭt, fāv′rĭt)
n.
1.
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.
adj.
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.]

fa•vor•ite

(ˈfeɪ vər ɪt, ˈfeɪv rɪt)

n.
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.
adj.
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"

favorite

noun
1. One liked or preferred above all others:
2. A competitor regarded as the most likely winner:
Informal: shoo-in.
adjective
1. Being a favorite:
2. Given special, usually doting treatment:
Translations
favoritnejoblíbenějšíoblíbený
favorityndlings-
lempi-suosikkimieli-ennakkosuosikki
favoritomiljen
お気に入り大好きな
좋아하는좋아하는 것
favoritljubljenec
favoritfavorit-
คนหรือสิ่งของที่ชอบเป็นพิเศษที่ชอบที่สุด
người/vật yêu thíchưa thích

favorite

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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