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Definition of favorite adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(favourite) adjective
, NAmE//ˈfeɪvərət//
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  •  liked more than others of the same kind It's one of my favorite movies. Who is your favorite writer? January is my least favorite month. Thesauruschoicefavorite preference selection pickThese are all words for a person or thing that is chosen, or that is liked more than others.choice a person or thing that is chosen:She's the best choice for the job.favorite a person or thing that you like more than the others of the same type:Which one's your favorite?preference a thing that is liked better or best:Would you like Italian or Chinese? I don't have a preference.favorite or preference?Your favorites are the things you like best, and that you have, do, listen to, etc. often; your preferences are the things that you would rather have or do if you have a choice.selection a number of people or things that have been chosen from a larger group:A selection of readers' comments are published below.pick (somewhat informal) a person or thing that is chosen:Who's your pick for best actress this year?Patterns somebody's choice/favorite/pick for something somebody's choice/selection/pick as something an obvious choice/favorite/preference/selection a(n) excellent/good/popular/fine choice/selection
  • Idioms
      somebody's favorite son
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    1. 1a performer, politician, sports player, etc., who is popular where they were born
    2. 2a candidate for president who is supported by his or her own state in the first part of a campaign

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