1. [ noun ] (psychology) something regarded with special favor or liking
Synonyms: favourite

"that book is one of my favorites"

Related terms: choice
2. [ adjective ] preferred above all others and treated with partiality
Synonyms: favored preferred pet favourite

"the favored child"

Related terms: loved
3. [ noun ] a special loved one
Synonyms: darling dearie pet deary ducky favourite
Related terms: lover chosen mollycoddle teacher's_pet macushla pet
4. [ adjective ] appealing to the general public
Synonyms: favourite

"a favorite tourist attraction"

Related terms: popular
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 17357
6. [ noun ] (games) a competitor thought likely to win
Synonyms: favourite front-runner
Related terms: rival
Similar spelling:   favourite