- Preferred before all others of the same kind: their favorite Italian restaurantMore example sentences
- Do you play many games, and if so, do you have any favorite titles or preferred genres?
- The same is true of my favourite pubs and restaurants: they tend to be places known only to locals.
- It's one of my favourite restaurants, partly for the food but mainly for the atmosphere.
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- 1A person or thing that is especially popular or particularly well liked by someone: the song is still a favorite after 20 yearsMore example sentences
- Food vendors sell local favorites such as teriyaki chicken or beef stew with rice and macaroni salad.
- When you have mulled over these questions and picked your favourites, you give money when and how you see fit.
- I'll try to pick my three absolute favorites tomorrow and link to all the other ones that were good.
- 1.1The competitor thought most likely to win a game or contest, especially by people betting on the outcome: he was the early favorite to win the South Carolina caucusesMore example sentences
expected winner, probable winner, odds-on favorite, top seed, top pick, front runner
- They will be strong favourites having won the last four meetings between the sides.
- Britain's three-day eventers are strong favourites for Olympic gold this summer.
- We have been used to Britain crews going to the Olympic Games as favourites.
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- A famous man who is particularly popular and praised for his achievements in his native area: Green Bay’s favorite son is equal parts laid-back and hot-bloodedMore example sentences
- It was the work of a schoolgirl, then 13, who was so moved by the impending departure of the town's favourite son that she committed her thoughts to verse.
- Yes, the favourite son of American liberalism is back in the news.
- It is not meant to be disparaging of Oxford's favourite son.
- US A person supported as a presidential candidate by delegates from the candidate’s home state.More example sentences
- Upon the death of the Justice in 1851, he became New Hampshire's favorite son presidential candidate.
- In 1880, he supported Ohio's favorite son, John Sherman, for the Republican presidential nomination, opposing a third term for Ulysses S. Grant.
- In fact, the predecessor often chooses, endorses, or otherwise supports the favorite son as the most appropriate successor to pursue the course that he has established.
late 16th century (as a noun): from obsolete French favorit, from Italian favorito, past participle of favorire 'to favor', from Latin favor (see favor).