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).
regarded with particular favor or preference: a favorite child.
- Also especially British, fa·vour·ite .
- non·fa·vor·ite, noun
- pre·fa·vor·ite, noun, adjective
- un·fa·vor·ite, adjective
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How to use favorite in a sentence
That’s becoming more true as the wealthiest people in the world accrue even more money and spend more of it on their favorite conservation and climate solutions.Can Billionaires Really Save Us from Climate Disaster? | Heather Hansman | February 12, 2021 | Outside Online
A couple of days before our flight, I managed to get my favorite guidebook author on the phone.
While listening to folks waiting for a lift complain about how much their goggles were fogging on a recent powder day, I was happy that my mask hid my smile while I popped open the lenses and let my favorite goggles breathe.
That can be as simple as savoring the bouquet of a favorite wine, making a homemade amaro, or lighting a scented candle.Aromas can evoke beloved journeys — or voyages not yet taken | Jen Rose Smith | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
We get kind of rowdy around it, and they don’t want us to get hurt, but it is the pride and joy of our program, and it is my favorite part of every Saturday, going out and hearing it roar.For this college football team, covid means the season starts in February — with Senior Day | Glynn A. Hill | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
The first two videos are teasers featuring two favorite cartoon characters for young girls, Dora the Explorer and Tinkerbell.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Petty, shade, and thirst are my favorite human “virtues” and the trifecta of any good series of “stories.”‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist | Judnick Mayard | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 1972, Maine Sen. Edmund Muskie was the odds-on favorite to win the Democratic Presidential nomination.
Hand to God Sexual repression has been around for centuries, courtesy of all our favorite religions.Hedwig, Hugh & Michael Cera: 12 Powerhouse Theater Performances of 2014 | Janice Kaplan | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Heinold's First and Last Chance, Oakland (Jack London, Taft) You can thank Johnny Heinold for your favorite Jack London book.
The Vine is a universal favorite, and rarely out of view; while it often seems to cover half the ground in sight.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Flowers, fruits, and insects were her favorite subjects, and were painted with rare delicacy.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
A little later it began to be cultivated in Germany where it had already been used as a favorite luxury.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
She took him to their favorite seat within the vines, and where nothing but the darkness was their company.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
Here Gwynne kept his Blue Books and thought out his speeches, but it was not a favorite room with the guests.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton