(prenominal) most liked; preferred above all others
a person or thing regarded with especial preference or liking
(as modifier): a favourite book
sport a competitor thought likely to win
(pl) computing a place on certain browsers that allows internet users to list the addresses of websites they find and like with a click of the mouse so that they can revisit them merely by opening the list and clicking on the address
play favourites to display favouritism
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How to use favourite in a sentence
Much NLP research has switched to passages and rankingPassage retrieval and ranking has become one of the favourite areas of research over the past couple of years.
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She had posed for me during the last three years, and among all my models she was my favourite.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show | Robert W. Chambers | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Fall asleep listening to a favourite love song as if you were singing it to yourself.
She talks to Henry C. Krempels about her favourite haunts, why the city insipires her, and new writers not to be missed.
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Not suspecting her motive, he represented the hazard of putting so great an affront on the favourite of the Empress.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Four years ago Hetton's horse had been first favourite, but it was ignominiously beaten.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Magnums of the driest and most expensive champagne seemed to be the favourite beverage.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Later on, I believe, a child is wont to have his favourite colour, and to be ready to defend it against the preferences of others.Children's Ways | James Sully
Hagley Road, on Sunday evenings, is particularly affected by some as their favourite promenade.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell