Definition of Favourite

1. Noun. A competitor thought likely to win.

Exact synonyms: Favorite, Front-runner
Generic synonyms: Challenger, Competition, Competitor, Contender, Rival



2. Adjective. Appealing to the general public. "A favorite tourist attraction"
Exact synonyms: Favorite
Similar to: Popular

3. Noun. A special loved one.
Exact synonyms: Darling, Dearie, Deary, Ducky, Favorite, Pet
Generic synonyms: Lover
Specialized synonyms: Chosen, Macushla, Mollycoddle, Teacher's Pet
Derivative terms: Darling, Pet, Pet

4. Adjective. Preferred above all others and treated with partiality. "The favored child"
Exact synonyms: Best-loved, Favored, Favorite, Pet, Preferent, Preferred
Similar to: Loved
Derivative terms: Favorite, Preference

5. Noun. Something regarded with special favor or liking. "That book is one of my favorites"
Exact synonyms: Favorite
Generic synonyms: Choice, Pick, Selection
Derivative terms: Favorite

Definition of Favourite

1. Adjective. (British Canada Australia Ireland New Zealand Malta South Africa) Preferred or liked above all others (unless qualified.) ¹

2. Noun. (British Canada) A person who enjoys special regard or favour. ¹

3. Noun. (British Canada) A person who is preferred or trusted above all others. ¹

4. Noun. (British Canada) A contestant or competitor thought most likely to win. ¹

5. Verb. (alternative form of favour#Verb favour) ¹

6. Verb. (Internet) To bookmark. ¹

7. Verb. (Internet) To add to one's list of favourites on a website that allows users to compile such lists. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Favourite

favourable
favourable position
favourable reception
favourableness
favourablest
favourably
favoured
favouredly
favourer
favourers
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favouring
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favourise
favourite (current term)
favourite(a)
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favouritisms
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favourless
favourous
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Literary usage of Favourite

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1. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1824)
"favourite. Tins word has sometimes a bounded and sometimes an extended sense. ' favourite' sometimes conveys the idea of power; and sometimes it only ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1898)
"He ridiculed the favourite butts of his allies with a personality which he afterwards regretted. In a preface to the ' Punch ' papers, published in America ..."

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