fa·vor·ite /ˈfev(ə)rət, ˈfevɚ/
1. A person or thing regarded with peculiar favor; one treated with partiality; one preferred above others; especially, one unduly loved, trusted, and enriched with favors by a person of high rank or authority.
Committing to a wicked favorite
All public cares. --Milton.
2. pl. Short curls dangling over the temples; -- fashionable in the reign of Charles II. [Obs.]
3. Sporting The competitor (as a horse in a race) that is judged most likely to win; the competitor standing highest in the betting.
Fa·vor·ite, a. Regarded with particular affection, esteem, or preference; as, a favorite walk; a favorite child. “His favorite argument.”
adj 1: appealing to the general public; "a favorite tourist
attraction" [syn: favourite]
2: preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the
favored child" [syn: favored, favorite(a), favourite(a),
n 1: something regarded with special favor or liking; "that book
is one of my favorites" [syn: favourite]
2: a special loved one [syn: darling, favourite, pet, dearie,
3: a competitor thought likely to win [syn: front-runner, favourite]