fa·​vor·​ing ˈfā-v(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce favoring (audio)
: providing or tending to provide help in moving forward : being in one's favor : advantageous
a favoring tide
They had flown away in the still June heat like dandelion spores, wafted by a favoring gale.Christine Carroll
At Cadiz the fleet was delayed by foul winds until 11 May, when it sailed with a favoring northerly.Samuel Eliot Morison

Word History

First Known Use

1586, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of favoring was in 1586

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Cite this Entry

“Favoring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/favoring. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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