noun, verb (used with object) Chiefly British.
Definition for favours (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of favor
SYNONYMS FOR favor
Related formsfa·vor·er, nouno·ver·fa·vor, verb (used with object)pre·fa·vor, noun, verb (used with object)un·fa·vor·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for favours
In fact, what he favours, very clearly and publicly, is a bi-national state.Hebrew U Prof: Ahmad Tibi is a Radical, Wants Israel to be a Bi-National State|Alexander Yakobson|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bits of turfy green, cropped close by hippo, which favours this fine reach of river, distinguish the banks near this locality.
The great city is notoriously fickle and wayward in her favours.Highways and Byways in London|Mrs. E. T. Cook.
This spoliation commences with the graces, gifts, and favours of conscious love.Spiritual Torrents|Jeanne Marie Bouvires de la Mot Guyon
Suffer me to offer you my gratitude for the favours you have hitherto bestowed on me, and to bid you farewell forever.Devereux, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
This is suggestive of the nasty definition of gratitude that it is a keen sense of favours to come!Juliana Horatia Ewing And Her Books|Horatia K. F. Eden
British Dictionary definitions for favours (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for favours (2 of 2)
- to the benefit of
- (of a cheque, etc) made out to
- in order to show preference forI rejected him in favour of George
Derived Formsfavourer or US favorer, nounfavouringly or US favoringly, adverb
Word Origin for favour
Idioms and Phrases with favours
see curry favor; in favor of; in favor with; in one's favor; out of favor; return the compliment (favor).