- 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.
Origin of favorite
Examples from the Web for favorite
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
January 8, 2015
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
January 8, 2015
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
December 31, 2014
Heinold's First and Last Chance, Oakland (Jack London, Taft) You can thank Johnny Heinold for your favorite Jack London book.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
Good governance would mean sticks and coal for too many of our favorite politicians.Santa Fails One More Time
P. J. O’Rourke
December 27, 2014
His frank, familiar manner made him a favorite on shipboard.
Slowly and reluctantly, the sailors took their places, for Robert was a favorite with them.
In line with this, a simulation of the military is a favorite device.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
Otto and Pussy also paid several visits, armed with dainties for their favorite.Rico and Wiseli
This was Sandy's favorite joke, and made life worth living for him.In the Midst of Alarms
Word Origin and History for favorite
1580s, from Middle French favorit, perhaps via Italian favorito, past participle of favorire, from favore, from Latin favorem (see favor (n.)). In racing, attested from 1813. As an adjective, by 1711.