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FAVOURITE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does favourite mean? 

FAVOURITE (noun)
  The noun FAVOURITE has 3 senses:

1. a competitor thought likely to win
2. a special loved one
3. something regarded with special favor or liking

  Familiarity information: FAVOURITE used as a noun is uncommon.


FAVOURITE (adjective)
  The adjective FAVOURITE has 2 senses:

1. appealing to the general public
2. preferred above all others and treated with partiality

  Familiarity information: FAVOURITE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FAVOURITE (noun)


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Meaning:

A competitor thought likely to win

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

front-runner; favourite; favorite

Hypernyms ("favourite" is a kind of...):

challenger; competition; competitor; contender; rival (the contestant you hope to defeat)


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Meaning:

A special loved one

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

ducky; deary; dearie; darling; favorite; favourite; pet

Hypernyms ("favourite" is a kind of...):

lover (a person who loves or is loved)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "favourite"):

chosen (one who is the object of choice; who is given preference)

macushla ((an Irish term of address expressing affection) darling)

mollycoddle (a pampered darling; an effeminate man)

teacher's pet (the teacher's favorite student)


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Meaning:

Something regarded with special favor or liking

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

favorite; favourite

Context example:

that book is one of my favorites

Hypernyms ("favourite" is a kind of...):

choice; pick; selection (the person or thing chosen or selected)


FAVOURITE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Appealing to the general public

Synonyms:

favorite; favourite

Context example:

a favorite tourist attraction

Similar:

popular (regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public)


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Meaning:

Preferred above all others and treated with partiality

Synonyms:

preferent; pet; favored; best-loved; favorite; favourite; preferred

Context example:

the favored child

Similar:

loved (held dear)


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