Meaning of favorite

fa•vor•ite

Pronunciation: (fā'vur-it, fāv'rit), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing regarded with special favor or preference: That song is an old favorite of mine.
  2. a competitor considered likely to win.
  3. a person or thing popular with the public.
  4. a person treated with special or undue favor by a king, official, etc.: favorites at the court.
—adj.
  1. regarded with particular favor or preference: a favorite child.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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