Origin of favorite
Examples from the Web for favourite
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|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.
What are your favourite works of literature that are set in Rome?
Tennant, who was recently voted the favourite Doctor of the past 50 years, left the show in 2010.A Primer For Doctor Who’s ‘Day of the Doctor’ Episode|Chancellor Agard|November 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This "lake of the mountains" is a favourite place for picnics and pleasure trips from Northport and Belleville.Life in the Clearings versus the Bush|Susanna Moodie
She did insinuatingly ask Wilbur what his favourite flower was, but this got her nowhere, because it proved that he did not know.The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
At first, a love-song was the favourite sort, with a refrain of douce amie, and so on.Medieval English Literature|William Paton Ker
It seemed a favourite on board the schooner, for it was played most of all.A Son Of The Sun|Jack London
A gentleman having to proceed from the north of England to London by sea, left his favourite dog behind.Stories of Animal Sagacity|W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for favourite
- a person or thing regarded with especial preference or liking
- (as modifier)a favourite book
Word Origin for favourite
Word Origin and History for favourite
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.