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NOUN (3)

1. something regarded with special favor or liking;
- Example: "that book is one of my favorites"
[syn: favorite, favourite]

2. a special loved one;
[syn: darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky]

3. a competitor thought likely to win;
[syn: front-runner, favorite, favourite]


1. appealing to the general public;
- Example: "a favorite tourist attraction"
[syn: favorite, favourite]

2. preferred above all others and treated with partiality;
- Example: "the favored child"
[syn: favored, favorite(a), favourite(a), best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Favorite \Fa"vor*ite\, n. [OF. favorit favored, F. favori, fem. favorite, p. p. of OF. favorir, cf. It. favorito, frm. favorita, fr. favorire to favor. See Favor.] 1. A person or thing regarded with peculiar favor; one treated with partiality; one preferred above others; especially, one unduly loved, trusted, and enriched with favors by a person of high rank or authority. [1913 Webster] Committing to a wicked favorite All public cares. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. Short curls dangling over the temples; -- fashionable in the reign of Charles II. [Obs.] --Farquhar. [1913 Webster] 3. (Sporting) The competitor (as a horse in a race) that is judged most likely to win; the competitor standing highest in the betting. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Favorite \Fa"vor*ite\, a. Regarded with particular affection, esteem, or preference; as, a favorite walk; a favorite child. "His favorite argument." --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

63 Moby Thesaurus words for "favorite": accepted, acclaimed, admired, admitted, adored, advocated, applauded, approved, backed, beloved, cherished, choice, chosen, cosset, cried up, darling, dear, dearly beloved, entry, esteemed, favored, fondling, held dear, highly touted, ideal, idol, in good odor, jewel, loved, matinee idol, minion, mudder, pet, pick, picked, plate horse, plater, pole horse, pony, popular, precious, preference, preferred, prized, race horse, racer, received, recommended, revered, selected, spoiled child, stable, stake horse, staker, starter, steeplechaser, string, supported, treasured, well-beloved, well-liked, well-thought-of, white-haired