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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Favorite  \Fa"vor*ite\,  n.  [OF.  favorit  favored,  F.  favori,  fem. 
  favorite,  p.  p.  of  OF  favorir,  cf  It  favorito,  frm. 
  favorita,  fr  favorire  to  favor.  See  {Favor}.] 
  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.]  --Farquhar. 
 
  3.  (Sporting)  The  competitor  (as  a  horse  in  a  race)  that  is 
  judged  most  likely  to  win;  the  competitor  standing  highest 
  in  the  betting. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Favorite  \Fa"vor*ite\,  a. 
  Regarded  with  particular  affection,  esteem,  or  preference; 
  as  a  favorite  walk;  a  favorite  child.  ``His  favorite 
  argument.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  favorite 
  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)}, 
  {pet},  {preferred}] 
  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}, 
  {deary},  {ducky}] 
  3:  a  competitor  thought  likely  to  win  [syn:  {front-runner},  {favourite}] 




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