favourite

US favorite

/ (ˈfeɪvərɪt, ˈfeɪvrɪt) /

adjective

(prenominal) most liked; preferred above all others

noun

  1. a person or thing regarded with especial preference or liking
  2. (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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Word Origin for favourite

C16: from Italian favorito, from favorire to favour, from Latin favēre
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