1. [ noun ] a special loved one
Synonyms: darling favorite dearie deary ducky pet
Related terms: lover chosen mollycoddle teacher's_pet macushla pet
2. [ noun ] (games) a competitor thought likely to win
Synonyms: favorite front-runner
Related terms: rival
3. [ adjective ] preferred above all others and treated with partiality
Synonyms: favored favorite preferred pet

"the favored child"

Related terms: loved
4. [ adjective ] appealing to the general public
Synonyms: favorite

"a favorite tourist attraction"

Related terms: popular
5. [ noun ] (psychology) something regarded with special favor or liking
Synonyms: favorite

"that book is one of my favorites"

Related terms: choice
Similar spelling:   favorite