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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 [informal]
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 [informal]
  2. A special loved one
    - darling, favorite [US], pet, dearie [Brit, informal], deary [informal], ducky [informal], jo [UK, archaic, dialect], acushla [Ireland], duckie [informal], honeybunch [informal], honeybun [N. Amer, informal]
  3. A competitor thought likely to win
    - front-runner, favorite [US]
  4. A link to a website, kept in a list for quick access in future
    - favorite [US], bookmark
Verb: favourite  fey-v(u-)rit
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: favorite)
  1. (social media) To mark an item as a personal favourite on social media
    - favorite [US]
  2. (computing) create a link to a web page (etc.) for quick future access
    "if you don't find what you want now remember to favourite the page and return later"; "List of most favourited blogs";
    - bookmark, favorite [N. Amer]

Derived forms: favourited, favourites, favouriting

See also: big, loved, popular

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

Encyclopedia: Favourite