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. Sports.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. regarded with particular favor or preference: a favorite child.