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Definition of "favorite" []

  • One that enjoys special favor or regard. (noun)
  • One that is trusted, indulged, or preferred above all others, especially by a superior: a favorite of the monarch. (noun)
  • A contestant or competitor regarded as most likely to win. (noun)
  • Liked or preferred above all others; regarded with special favor. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "favorite" in a sentence
  • "My sneaky favorite* of Nashville Skyline, and potentially my outright favorite - it's either this or ... well, I won't spoil the surprise."
  • "She showed why she is still considered a title favorite despite her long absence and her No. 7 seeding."
  • "My personal sci-fi favorite from the fifties, this enduring cult favorite is an ingenious nightmare vision that reflects the paranoia of the time created by McCarthyism."