Definitions of favor

  1. treat gently or carefully
  2. souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
  3. an advantage to the benefit of someone or something; " the outcome was in his favor"
  4. an inclination to approve; " that style is in favor this season"
  5. a feeling of favorable regard
  6. consider as the favorite; " The local team was favored"
  7. bestow a privilege upon
  8. promote over another; " he favors his second daughter"
  9. Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness; good will.
  10. The act of countenancing, or the condition of being countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support; promotion; befriending.
  11. 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.
  12. Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.
  13. The object of regard; person or thing favored.
  14. 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 wedding.
  15. Appearance; look; countenance; face.
  16. Partiality; bias.
  17. Love locks.
  18. 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.
  19. To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy.
  20. A letter or epistle; - so called in civility or compliment; as, your favor of yesterday is received.
  21. Kindness; support; patronage; good will; partiality; a love token.
  22. To regard with good will; befriend; resemble in features; spare. Also, favour.
  23. A regarding kindly; countenance; good- will; a kind deed; an act of grace or lenity; a knot of white ribbons worn at a wedding.
  24. To regard with good will; to be on the side of; to treat indulgently; to afford advantage to.
  25. FAVORER.
  26. Kind regard; good will; act of kindness.
  27. To be well disposed to; treat with indulgence; afford advantage to.
  28. To treat with favor; befriend; promote.
  29. To look like.
  30. Kind feeling; a kind and helpful act; a token; a letter.
  31. Aspect; looks; beauty.

Usage examples for favor

  1. " The favor of silence. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  2. He thinks to win favor that way. – The Adventures of a Freshman by Jesse Lynch Williams
  3. I have lived through so many sad and dreadful days, that it will be set down to my favor if my nerves are agitated and easily excited. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  4. There is not, so far as I have been able to see, a single man of the other favor among us." – The God of Love by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  5. Would you mind doing me a great favor? – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  6. Your majesty will be kind enough to permit me now to ask a favor of you? – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  7. You will do me a favor, if not otherwise engaged, if you will call at my house this evening, about eight o'clock. – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
  8. " Boys," he said, " I have a favor to ask of you. – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  9. But don't be too hard on him; I think he did us a favor." – Null-ABC by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  10. Everybody was in favor of that. – Space Viking by Henry Beam Piper
  11. A mistake that would now work in his favor. – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  12. I shall consider it a favor if I can get him." – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  13. " You do me one favor," he cried excitedly, more moved than she had ever seen him before. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  14. I like to go to lonely islands, and as a general thing I favor the kind of people that live on them. – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  15. There is one thing to be said in favor of a flat, however, and that is the women are in favor of it. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  16. " Oh no, you are not," I laughed; " if Mr. Pore should come out on the porch this minute and ask a favor of you, I bet you would be just as nice to him as you always have been." – A House Party with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed
  17. " You can do me no greater favor," I returned. – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  18. When I want a favor, all I've got to do is to say that word. – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  19. When Don Facundo had heard the whole story, he said:- " See here, Miguel, I am going to ask a favor of you." – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  20. " Mr. Dunbar, there is one last favor I ask at your hands. – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson