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[n] something regarded with special favor or liking; "that book is one of my favorites"
[n] a special loved one
[n] a competitor thought likely to win
[adj] appealing to the general public; "a favorite tourist attraction"

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\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.
\Fa"vor*ite\, a. Regarded with particular affection, esteem, or preference; as, a favorite walk; a favorite child. ``His favorite argument.'' --Macaulay.

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