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Adjective: favorite  fey-v(u-)rit
Usage: US (elsewhere: favourite)
  1. Preferred over of all others of a similar kind
    "this is my favorite song";
    - favourite [Brit, Cdn], favored [US], favoured [Brit, Cdn], fave
  2. Appealing to and popular with many people
    "a favorite tourist attraction";
    - favourite [Brit, Cdn]
  3. (of a person) valued more than all others, often treated with partiality
    "the favorite child";
    - favored [US], favourite [Brit, Cdn], best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent, favoured [Brit, Cdn], fave
Noun: favorite  fey-v(u-)rit
Usage: US (elsewhere: favourite)
  1. Something regarded with special favor or liking
    "that book is one of my favorites";
    - favourite [Brit, Cdn], fave
  2. A special loved one
    - darling, favourite [Brit, Cdn], pet, dearie [Brit], deary, ducky, jo [UK, archaic, dialect], acushla [Ireland], honeybunch, duckie
  3. A competitor thought likely to win
    - front-runner, favourite [Brit, Cdn]
  4. A link to a website, kept in a list for quick access in future
    - favourite [Brit, Cdn], bookmark
Verb: favorite  fey-v(u-)rit
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: favourite)
  1. (computing) create a link to a web page (etc.) for quick future access
    "if you don't find what you want now remember to favorite the page and return later"; "List of most favorited blogs";
    - bookmark, favourite [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: favoriting, favorites, favorited

See also: big, loved, popular

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

Encyclopedia: Favorite