n. 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. pl. Short curls dangling over the temples; - fashionable in the reign of Charles II. (Sporting) The competitor (as a horse in a race) that is judged most likely to win; the competitor standing highest in the betting.
- adj. Regarded with particular affection, esteem, or preference; as, a favorite walk; a favorite child.