Definitions of favour

  1. treat gently or carefully Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an act of gracious kindness Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an advantage to the benefit of someone or something; "the outcome was in his favor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an inclination to approve; "that style is in favor this season" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a feeling of favorable regard Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. consider as the favorite; "The local team was favored" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. bestow a privilege upon Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. promote over another; "he favors his second daughter" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. Kind regard; countenance; a disposition to aid, befriend, support, or justify; a kind act or an act of grace; lenity; leave; good will; the object of kind regard; something bestowed as evidence of kind feeling; a festive knot of ribbons; something worn as a token of affection; advantage; convenience afforded for success; partiality; bias; a friendly communication. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To regard with kindness; to support; to countenance; to befriend; to afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; to resemble in features; to spare. A challenge to the favour, the challenge of a juror on account of some supposed partiality. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Kind regard; goodwill; grace; support; patronage; a kind act or office; a gift; bunch of ribbons, as a wedding-favour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. To assist; to befriend; to afford advantages for success. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. f[=a]'vur, n. countenance: good-will: a kind deed: an act of grace or lenity: indulgence: partiality: advantage: a knot of ribbons worn at a wedding, or anything worn publicly as a pledge of a woman's favour: (arch.) countenance, appearance: a letter or written communication: (Shak.) an attraction or grace.--v.t. to regard with good-will: to be on the side of: to treat indulgently: to afford advantage to: (coll.) to resemble.--adj. F[=A]'VOURABLE, friendly: propitious: conducive to: advantageous.--n. F[=A]'VOURABLENESS.--adv. F[=A]'VOURABLY.--p.adj. F[=A]'VOURED, having a certain appearance, featured--as in ill-favoured, well-favoured.--ns. F[=A]'VOUREDNESS; F[=A]'VOURER; F[=A]'VOURITE, a person or thing regarded with favour or preference: one unduly loved: a kind of curl of the hair, affected by ladies of the 18th century.--adj. esteemed, preferred.--n. F[=A]'VOURITISM, the practice of showing partiality.--adj. F[=A]'VOURLESS, without favour: (Spens.) not favouring.--FAVOURS TO COME, favours still expected; CURRY FAVOUR (see CURRY). [O. Fr.,--L. favor--fav[=e]re, to favour, befriend.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Friendly regard, goodwill, (find f. in the eyes of, be liked by; CURRY f.), approval (look with f. on), good graces (be, stand high &c., in person\'s f.); kindness beyond what is due (should esteem it a f.; by f. of-, written on letter conveyed by friend; do me the f. of -ing; have received your f. of yesterday, letter; woman bestows her ff. on lover, yields); leave, pardon, (archaic; by your f.; under f., if one may venture to say so); partiality, over-lenient or over-generous treatment; aid, furtherance, (under f. of night); in f. of, on behalf or in support of, on the side of, to the advantage or account of, (am in f. of woman\'s suffrage; cheques to be drawn in f. of the treasurer); thing given or worn -as mark of f., knot of ribbons, rosette, cockade, badge; (archaic) looks, countenance, whence well, ill, hard, &c., -favoured a. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. Look kindly upon, approve; treat kindly, countenance; oblige with; treat with partiality, be unjust on behalf of; aid, support; serve as confirmation of (theory &c.); prove advantageous to (person), facilitate (process &c.), whence favouring a.; resemble in features (f. one\'s father); (p.p.) having unusual advantages; favoured by (of letter), by f. of. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. [Latin] Kind regard; propitious aspect;—friendly disposition; regard; countenance;—inclination to support; defence;—a kind act or office; grace; good will;—mitigation of punishment; lenity; mildness;—partiality; bias;—advantage; opportunity;—object of regard; person or thing favoured;—a gift or present; a lady’s token of regard to be worn or displayed;—a letter. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. To support, to regard with kindness; to assist with advantages or conveniencies; to resemble in feature ; to conduce to, to contribute. Complete Dictionary
  19. Countenance, kindness; support, defence; kindness granted; lenity, mitigation of punishment; leave, good will, pardon; object of favour, person or thing favoured; something given by a lady to be worn; any thing worn openly as a token; feature, countenance. Complete Dictionary

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