- The definition of favour is approval or doing something for someone else.
- An example of a favour is what a a daughter's boyfriend will receive after meeting her father's criteria; the boyfriend gains the father's favour.
- An example of a favour is cleaning a friend's house before they bring their new baby home; you do them a favour by cleaning their home.
- Favour is defined as to treat with an unfair preference.
An example of favour is a teacher bumping a low grade to a much higher grade for the captain of the high school football team; the student receives unfair favour because he is the captain.
(third-person singular simple present favours, present participle favouring, simple past and past participle favoured)
- Favour is the standard British and Commonwealth spelling. Favor is the standard American spelling, and an alternative in Canada.
- The pastime found favour with the Stuarts.
- By his rigorous imposts he alienated the favour of his subjects, and especially of the clergy, whom he otherwise sought to control firmly.
- He gained the favour of Louis XIV.
- He in turn referred it to the bishops of Spires and Worms, who gave decision in March 1514 in favour of Reuchlin.
- The evidence appears to be in favour of Troughton.