noun, verb (used with object) Chiefly British.
- favorite son,
- favourable pressure gradient,
verb (used with object)
Origin of favor
Examples from the Web for favour
Cameron's comments will only confirm that she was in favour of retaining the Union all along.How the Queen ‘Purred’ With Pleasure at Scottish Referendum Result|Tom Sykes|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he fell out of favour when it was revealed he had been on a big-game hunting safari.King Felipe and Queen Letizia Kiss As They Formally Take Power In Spain|Tom Sykes|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This decision is about pretending Charles is impartial while he continues to lobby in favour of his own political agenda.
Now... about the arguments you briefly mentioned in favour of a new, State-owned crossing in Windsor-Detroit: 1.
Even with the deck seemingly stacked in the latter's favour.
The climate of Cannes has been the subject of a considerable variety of opinion,—the preponderance being, however, in its favour.
Then, O great king, Kapila was pleased with Ansuman, and that saint of a virtuous soul told him to ask for a favour from him.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1|Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
So early as in 1609 the great Grotius had published his treatise of Mare Liberum in favour of the freedom of the seas.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)|Isaac Disraeli
Once on this point, the connoisseur will pronounce in favour of the expressive Adagio.The Violoncello and Its History|Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
When aquaria first came into favour such things as snails and weeds were excluded as eyesores and injurious.The Open Air|Richard Jefferies
- to the benefit of
- (of a cheque, etc) made out to
- in order to show preference forI rejected him in favour of George
Word Origin for favour
c.1300, "attractiveness, charm," from Old French favor (13c., Modern French faveur) "favor, approval, partiality," from Latin favorem (nominative favor) "good will, inclination, partiality, support," coined by Cicero from stem of favere "to show kindness to," from PIE *ghow-e- "to honor, revere, worship." Meaning "act of kindness" is from late 14c. Meaning "thing given as a mark of favor" is from 1580s. Phrase in favor of recorded from 1560s.
"to regard with favor, indulge, treat with partiality," mid-14c., from Old French favorer, from favor (see favor (n.)). Related: Favored; favoring.
see curry favor; in favor of; in favor with; in one's favor; out of favor; return the compliment (favor).