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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: appealing to the general public; "a favorite tourist attraction" [syn: favorite, favourite]
2: preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child" [syn: favored, favorite, favourite, best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent] n
1: a competitor thought likely to win [syn: front-runner, favorite, favourite]
2: a special loved one [syn: darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky]
3: something regarded with special favor or liking; "that book is one of my favorites" [syn: favorite, favourite]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. (US favorite) --adj. preferred to all others (my favourite book). --n. 1 a specially favoured person. 2 Sport a competitor thought most likely to win. Phrases and idioms: favourite son US a person preferred as the presidential candidate by delegates from the candidate's home State. Etymology: obs. F favorit f. It. favorito past part. of favorire favour

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(favourites) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. Note: in AM, use 'favorite' 1. Your favourite thing or person of a particular type is the one you like most. ...a bottle of his favourite champagne... Her favourite writer is Hans Christian Andersen. ADJ: ADJ n Favourite is also a noun. The Liverpool Metropole is my favourite. N-COUNT: usu with poss If you refer to something as an old favourite, you mean that it has been in existence for a long time and everyone knows it or likes it. Everyone must be familiar with the old favourite among roses, Crystal Palace. PHRASE 2. If you describe one person as the favourite of another, you mean that the second person likes the first person a lot and treats them with special kindness. ...Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset, a favourite of King James I... The Prime Minister is no favourite of the tabloids. N-COUNT: usu with poss 3. The favourite in a race or contest is the competitor that is expected to win. In a team game, the team that is expected to win is referred to as the favourites. The Belgian Cup has been won by the favourites F.C. Liege. N-COUNT: usu the N

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