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Adjective: favourite  fey-v(u-)rit
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: favorite)
  1. Preferred over of all others of a similar kind
    "this is my favourite song";
    - favorite [US], favored [US], favoured [Brit, Cdn], fave
     
  2. Appealing to and popular with many people
    "a favourite tourist attraction";
    - favorite [US]
     
  3. (of a person) valued more than all others, often treated with partiality
    "the favourite child";
    - favored [US], favorite [US], best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent, favoured [Brit, Cdn], fave
Noun: favourite  fey-v(u-)rit
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: favorite)
  1. Something regarded with special favour or liking
    "that book is one of my favourites";
    - favorite [US], fave
     
  2. A special loved one
    - darling, favorite [US], pet, dearie [Brit], deary, ducky, duckie, honeybunch
     
  3. A competitor thought likely to win
    - front-runner, favorite [US]
Verb: favourite  fey-v(u-)rit
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: favorite)
  1. (computing) add to a list of favourites, e.g. add to a list of links to favourite web pages
    "What are the most favourited comments?"; "List of most favourited blogs";
    - favorite [N. Amer]

Derived forms: favourited, favouriting, favourites

See also: big, loved, popular

Type of: challenger, choice, competition, competitor, contender, lover, pick, rival, selection

Encyclopedia: Favourite