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Definitions of favorite

  1. something regarded with special favor or liking; "that book is one of my favorites" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a competitor thought likely to win Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The competitor (as a horse in a race) that is judged most likely to win; the competitor standing highest in the betting. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Short curls dangling over the temples; - fashionable in the reign of Charles II. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. One who, or that which, is particularly esteemed; one regarded with undue preference. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A person or thing regarded with favor; one unduly loved; -pl. a series of short curls over the brow, a style of hairdressing introduced in the reign of Charles II. "With immodest favrites shade my face."-Gay. "The favorites hang loose upon the temples, with a languishing lock in the middle."-Farquhar. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Person or thing especially favored or preferred. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A person or thing particularly liked or favored. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. Regarded with particular affection, esteem, or preference; as, a favorite walk; a favorite child. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Preferred; esteemed. Also, favourite. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Esteemed; preferred. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Usage examples for favorite

  1. She was even singing the very song that used to be a favorite of her Highness! – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  2. The hard- worked mother conceived high hopes for this favorite child. – Worldly Ways and Byways by Eliot Gregory
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