Favorite definition

fāvər-ĭt, fāvrĭt
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Alternative form of favor.
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Liked or preferred above all others; regarded with special favor.
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A person or thing regarded with special liking, or more highly than others; specif., a person liked very much and granted special privileges as by a monarch, high official, etc.
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(Internet) To bookmark.
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The definition of a favorite is a person or thing that is best liked or treated in a special way.

An example of a favorite is someone liking the color blue more than other colors.

An example of a favorite is a particular television show that you really don't want to miss.

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A contestant or competitor regarded as most likely to win.
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One that enjoys special favor or regard.
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One that is trusted, indulged, or preferred above all others, especially by a superior.

A favorite of the monarch.

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That is my favorite flavor of ice cream, I'd eat it daily if I could.

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Preferred one, one with special favor.

The teacher's favorite always went first.

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Expected or most probable to win.

He's the favorite, he'll probably be elected.

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(Internet) To add to one's list of favorites on a website that allows users to compile such lists.
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A contestant regarded as most likely to win.
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Held in special regard; best liked; preferred.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
favorite
Plural:
Favorites

Origin of favorite

  • Obsolete French favorit from Old Italian favorito past participle of favorire to favor from favore favor from Latin favor favor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French favorit or favori past participle of favorir (“to favor”).

    From Wiktionary