favorite

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1fa·vor·ite

noun \ˈfā-v(ə-)rət, ˈfā-vərt, chiefly dialect ˈfā-və-ˌrīt\

: a person or a thing that is liked more than others : a favorite person or thing

: a person, team, etc., that is considered most likely to win

Full Definition of FAVORITE

1
:  one that is treated or regarded with special favor or liking; especially :  a person who is specially loved, trusted, or provided with favors by someone of high rank or authority
2
:  a competitor judged most likely to win

Examples of FAVORITE

  1. Of all his books, do you have a favorite?
  2. That movie is my favorite.
  3. That movie is a great favorite with audiences everywhere.

Origin of FAVORITE

Italian favorito, past participle of favorire to favor, from favore favor, from Latin favor
First Known Use: 1583

Related to FAVORITE

2favorite

adjective

: most liked

Full Definition of FAVORITE

:  constituting a favorite; especially :  markedly popular

Examples of FAVORITE

  1. <that teacher claims not to have any favorite students, although many in the class would disagree>
  2. <mint chocolate chip is my favorite flavor of ice cream>

First Known Use of FAVORITE

1692

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