favorite

favorite (n.) 1580s, from M.Fr. favorit, perhaps via It. favorito, pp. of favorire, from favore, from L. favorem (see FAVOR (Cf. favor) (n.)). In racing, attested from 1813. As an adjective, by 1711.

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  • favorite — [ favɔrit ] n. f. • 1690; subst. de favorite adj. fém. (→ favori) ♦ Maîtresse préférée d un roi, d un souverain. Les femmes « ne perdirent jamais leur empire en France, soit comme reines, soit comme favorites » (Nerval). ● favorite nom féminin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Favorite — steht für: Schloss Favorite, verschiedene Schlösser La Favorite (Q 195), ein französisches U Boot der L’Aurore Klasse La Favorite, der Originalname der Oper Die Favoritin von Gaetano Donizetti Favorite (Rapper), ein deutscher Rapper Ruder Club… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Favorite — Fa vor*ite, a. Regarded with particular affection, esteem, or preference; as, a favorite walk; a favorite child. His favorite argument. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Favorite — Favorite, 1) (Alte F.), Lustschloß in der Leopoldstadt bei Wien; 1683 von den Türken zerstört; dabei der Augarten; 2) (Neue F.), Lustschloß auf der Wieden bei Wien, jetzt Theresianische Ritterakademie; 3) Lustschloß des Großherzogs von Baden bei… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • favorite — [adj] preferred admired, adored, beloved, best loved, cherished, choice, darling, dear, dearest, desired, especial, esteemed, favored, intimate, liked, main, number one*, personal, pet*, pleasant, popular, precious, prized, revered, sweetheart*,… …   New thesaurus

  • favorite — index best, popular, preferable, preference (choice), preferred (favored) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • Favorite —   [ t], Name mehrerer fürstlicher Schlösser des 18. Jahrhunderts, u. a. Schloss bei Rastatt (1710 12), ehemalige Sommerresidenz der Markgräfinwitwe Sibylla Augusta; Lustschloss (1718 23) in Ludwigsburg …   Universal-Lexikon

  • favorite — n sycophant, toady, lickspittle, *parasite, bootlicker, hanger on, leech, sponge, sponger …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • favorite — [fā′vər it] n. [MFr < It favorito, pp. of favorire, to favor < favore < L favor, FAVOR] 1. a person or thing regarded with special liking, or more highly than others; specif., a person liked very much and granted special privileges as by …   English World dictionary

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