favorite

[ fey-ver-it, feyv-rit ]
/ ˈfeɪ vər ɪt, ˈfeɪv rɪt /

noun

a person or thing regarded with special favor or preference: That song is an old favorite of mine.
Sports. a competitor considered likely to win.
a person or thing popular with the public.
a person treated with special or undue favor by a king, official, etc.: favorites at the court.
Digital Technology. bookmark(def 3a).

adjective

regarded with particular favor or preference: a favorite child.
Also especially British, fa·vour·ite.

Origin of favorite

1575–85; < Middle French < Italian favorito, past participle of favorire to favor. See favor, -ite2

Related forms

non·fa·vor·ite, nounpre·fa·vor·ite, noun, adjectiveun·fa·vor·ite, adjective
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