Fa·vor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Favored p. pr. & vb. n. Favoring.]
1. To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish success to; to be propitious to; to treat with consideration or tenderness; to show partiality or unfair bias towards.
O happy youth! and favored of the skies. --Pope.
He that favoreth Joab, . . . let him go after Joab. --2 Sam. xx. 11.
[The painter] has favored her squint admirably. --Swift.
2. To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy.
3. To resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of; as, the child favors his father.
The porter owned that the gentleman favored his master. --Spectator.
1. Countenanced; aided; regarded with kindness; as, a favored friend.
2. Having a certain favor or appearance; featured; as, well-favored; hard-favored, etc.
adj 1: preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the
favored child" [syn: favorite(a), favourite(a), pet,
2: blessed with advantages; "she is more advantaged than her
cousin"; "born into the favored classes" [syn: advantaged]
3: supremely favored or fortunate; "golden lads and girls all
must / like chimney sweepers come to dust" [syn: fortunate,