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.
A favorite of the monarch.
The teacher's favorite always went first.
He's the favorite, he'll probably be elected.
Other Word Forms
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”).