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Meaning of FAVOR

Pronunciation:  'feyvur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act of gracious kindness
  2. [n]  souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
  3. [n]  an advantage to the benefit of someone or something; "the outcome was in his favor"
  4. [n]  an inclination to approve; "that style is in favor this season"
  5. [n]  a feeling of favorable regard
  6. [v]  consider as the favorite; "The local team was favored"
  7. [v]  promote over another
  8. [v]  bestow a privilege upon
  9. [v]  treat gently or carefully

FAVOR is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: favour, favour, favour, favour, favour, favour, favour, party favor, party favour, prefer, privilege
 See Also: advance, advantage, advantage, allow, approval, benignity, consider, countenance, cracker, cracker bonbon, disposition, elevate, good turn, inclination, keepsake, kick upstairs, kindness, let, permit, promote, raise, reckon, regard, relic, save, see, snapper, souvenir, spare, tendency, token, turn, upgrade, vantage, view



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fa"vor\, n. [Written also favour.] [OF. favor, F. faveur,
    L. favor, fr. favere to be favorable, cf. Skr. bh[=a]vaya to
    further, foster, causative of bh[=u] to become, be. Cf. {Be}.
    In the phrase to curry favor, favor is prob. for favel a
    horse. See 2d {Favel}.]
    1. Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly
       disposition; kindness; good will.
             Hath crawled into the favor of the king. --Shak.
    2. The act of countenancing, or the condition of being
       countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support;
       promotion; befriending.
             But found no favor in his lady's eyes. --Dryden.
             And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in
             favor with God and man.               --Luke ii. 52.
    3. A kind act or office; kindness done or granted;
       benevolence shown by word or deed; an act of grace or good
       will, as distinct from justice or remuneration.
             Beg one favor at thy gracious hand.   --Shak.
    4. Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.
             I could not discover the lenity and favor of this
             sentence.                             --Swift.
    5. The object of regard; person or thing favored.
             All these his wondrous works, but chiefly man, His
             chief delight and favor.              --Milton.
    6. A gift or represent; something bestowed as an evidence of
       good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons; something
       worn as a token of affection; as, a marriage favor is a
       bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a
             Wear thou this favor for me, and stick it in thy
             cap.                                  --Shak.
    7. Appearance; look; countenance; face. [Obs.]
             This boy is fair, of female favor.    --Shak.
    8. (Law) Partiality; bias. --Bouvier.
    9. A letter or epistle; -- so called in civility or
       compliment; as, your favor of yesterday is received.
    10. pl. Love locks. [Obs.] --Wright.
    {Challenge} {to the favor or for favor} (Law), the challenge
       of a juror on grounds not sufficient to constitute a
       principal challenge, but sufficient to give rise to a
       probable suspicion of favor or bias, such as acquaintance,
       business relation, etc. See {Principal challenge}, under
    {In favor of}, upon the side of; favorable to; for the
       advantage of.
    {In favor with}, favored, countenanced, or encouraged by.
    {To curry favor} [see the etymology of {Favor}, above], to
       seek to gain favor by flattery, caresses, kindness, or
       officious civilities.
    {With one's favor}, or {By one's favor}, with leave; by kind
             But, with your favor, I will treat it here.
    Syn: Kindness; countenance; patronage; support; lenity;
         grace; gift; present; benefit.
  2. \Fa"vor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Favored}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Favoring}.] [Written also favour.] [Cf. OF. favorer,
    favorir. See {Favor}, n.]
    1. To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have
       the disposition to aid, or to wish success to; to be
       propitious to; to countenance; to treat with consideration
       or tenderness; to show partiality or unfair bias towards.
             O happy youth! and favored of the skies. --Pope.
             He that favoreth Joab, . . . let him go after Joab.
                                                   --2 Sam. xx.
             [The painter] has favored her squint admirably.
    2. To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a
       weak place favored the entrance of the enemy.
    3. To resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of;
       as, the child favors his father.
             The porter owned that the gentleman favored his
             master.                               --Spectator.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you ask favors of anyone means that you will enjoy abundance. Dreaming that you grant favors means a loss.
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